According to our information, the state Prosecutor General, Drago Šketa, arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, accompanied by Drago Kos, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office – at a time when Russia has almost started a war, and new EU and NATO sanctions against it are on the horizon.
According to our information, the head of the State Prosecutor’s Office, Drago Kos, arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, accompanied by Drago Kos, to attend the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office, which promises a rich programme at the Bolshoi Theater, and the main celebration will take place in Kremlin, where the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, will greet all of the guests.
It should also be pointed out that Šketa allegedly travelled to Russia on his own, and without first informing the Slovenian authorities of his intentions. The prosecutor’s office has told the web portal Siol that Šketa had informed the ambassador in Moscow by phone that he is coming.
Russia is about to face new sanctions
Therefore, this could be considered a completely “solo mission,” and at a time of the aggravated situation between East and West, when talks between high representatives of the USA and Russia are taking place, aimed primarily at reducing tensions due to Russia’s build-up of forces along the border with Ukraine, and when Russia is also facing new EU and NATO sanctions. It should also be added that the Russian prosecutor’s office is just an extension of the authorities, which actively persecutes dissidents and critics of the government, which is why any democratic prosecutor’s office should boycott any invitations to such celebrations.
As we have also learned, Šketa’s visit to Moscow is a serious matter that could turn into an international scandal and could damage the reputation of the Republic of Slovenia. Namely, the Slovenian government is striving for closer relations with countries from the democratic circle of countries, where respect for human rights and other democratic principles are considered the topmost important values. Meanwhile, Russia has recently disbanded the Memorial Centre for Human Rights, does not respect the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, has banned peaceful protests according to Amnesty International, and its authorities also persecute journalists and representatives of the LGBTQ community.