The Russian Embassy in Helsinki has delivered a written complaint, in other words a diplomatic note, to the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs with regard to the actions of the Finnish Police. It centres on the police investigation into suspicions of prostitution having been practiced in some of the diplomatic flats owned by the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Finland.
The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) reported this latest development in their Tuesday evening TV news bulletin.
The complaint condemned the fact that the police did not inform the Embassy beforehand of the forthcoming house search.
A little over a week ago the police uncovered a suspected crime, according to which up to 200 or more prostitutes have used diplomatic flats owned by the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation for their activities.
Neither the diplomats themselves nor other staff of the Trade Representation are suspected of having taken part in the activities. According to the police, the diplomatic note does not affect the ongoing investigation.
In the coming weeks the matter will be handed over to a prosecutor, who will look into it to see if charges should be brought.