OREANDA-NEWS  Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev announced attempts to exclude Russia from the International Police Organization Interpol. He announced this at a meeting with the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People's Prosecutor's Office of the People's Republic of China, Ying Yun, writes TASS.

He stressed that the Russian side also faces various restrictions, the concealment of information about wanted criminals by other states and the suspension of Russia's participation in the group for the development of financial measures to combat money laundering. According to Kolokoltsev, Moscow considers the politicization of international law enforcement cooperation to be counterproductive.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova drew attention to the fact that the West is dragging Interpol into a political game against Russia in order to disconnect it from the organization's information resources and then exclude Russia from its membership.