Presenter and journalist Ksenia Sobchak decided to apologize.
After the testimony of commercial director Sobchak Kirill Sukhanov, law enforcement officers became interested in the TV presenter herself. They planned to detain Xenia, but she managed to leave for Latvia across the border of Belarus. The house of the journalist was searched.
Recently, information appeared that Ksenia Sobchak visited the Rostec office, the head of which, Sergei Chemezov, allegedly wrote a statement about extortion against Sukhanov and several other journalists. The TV presenter decided to comment on the situation with the charges.
“In connection with yesterday’s publications in the Telegram channels, I have the following to say. My colleagues, young guys (Kirill Sukhanov, Arian Romanovsky, Tamerlan Bigaev) became defendants in a criminal case of extortion. Now they are in jail, they face serious charges. There is no political context here. I know that the guys sincerely regret what happened. Their fate will be decided by the court. I believe that law enforcement agencies will show sympathy and leniency. I sincerely regret that the actions of my colleagues harmed Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov, I apologize to him‘ she wrote.
Recall that Sobchak was allegedly warned about a possible detention and search in advance, so she left the country on October 24th. The TV presenter managed to confuse law enforcement officers by buying tickets to Dubai and Turkey. As a result, the journalist left for Lithuania, and the other day, presumably, she returned to her homeland.
There were also rumors that Ksenia was included in the list of suspects in the case of extortion on an especially large scale. The TV presenter was threatened with up to 15 years in prison, like Kirill Sukhanov and Arian Romanovsky. However, later the status of a suspect with Sobchak was removed, she became a witness.