The former head of GUVD of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region Vladislav Piotrovsky was summoned to appear in St. Petersburg court at a regular’ hearing on charges of the businessman and head of the Federation of free-style wrestling of Petersburg Vladimir Kulibaba in organizing the murder of Vadim Chechel. He was declared as a witness by the defense of Kulibaba.
It will be recalled that arrested Kulibaba earlier said that his criminal prosecution had been allegedly inspired by directly Vladislav Piotrovsky, the chief of GUVD of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region at that time. According Kulibaba, one day they met and discussed the business assets located in the Port of Ust-Luga. After that, Kulibaba rejected the proposed scheme on which he had to have Piotrovsky as business partners.
Vladislav Piotrovsky called Kulibaba’ version fiction. At the same time, he confirmed the fact of the meeting, explaining that he really had had a meeting with Kulibaba in Tavrichesky Garden, but they had been talking about the attempted murder of Sergey Vasilyev in May 2006.
According to Piotrovsky, at that time, Kulibaba were organizing protection of the wounded businessman in hospital and was his confidant. That is why the information about masterminds behind the murder could be important for the Criminal Investigation Department.