Russia – Verdict in the Baring Vostok Case – Statement by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (7 August 2021)


We have learned of the verdict delivered in Moscow against M. Philippe Delpal, Mr Michael Calvey and their Russian colleagues in the Baring Vostok case. Their trial raised serious questions about the quality of the business climate that this verdict confirms.

M. Delpal is a well known, respected figure in the French and business communities in Russia.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in Paris and Moscow, is in touch with our compatriot’s family and lawyers and will continue to follow his case extremely closely, as it has done since his arrest in February 2019.