20 Nov 2018

Interpol urged to reject Russian as new head 

Chief Correspondent

The Kremlin has denounced what it called “western meddling” in an election, after Britain and the United States urged the international police agency Interpol not to elect a former Russian interior ministry official as its new chief.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said that if Alexander Prokopchuk was appointed, it would be like turning Interpol into a “branch of the Russian mafia”.