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Putin Responds to Panama Papers After 4 Days of Keeping Silent

The Panama Papers review is “an try to destabilize a situation” in Russia, President Vladimir Putin pronounced Thursday, Russian news outlets reported. The review doesn’t uncover crime — it is an try to “make Russia some-more yielding,” carried out by U.S. officials, “as Wikileaks has shown,” Putin said.

The Panama Papers, published by a International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on Sunday, were formed on leaked papers from Panamanian law organisation Mossack Fonseca. The papers implicate members of Putin’s middle round in an purported $2 billion money-laundering scheme, identifying musician and Putin’s tighten crony Sergei Roldugin as a owners of a series of offshore companies that helped to channel supports behind to Russia.

Putin’s criticism comes 4 days after a formula of a review were suggested in several general publications, including a Russian opposition-leaning Novaya Gazeta newspaper.

“There is a crony of Russian president, he did something, probably, that implies crime … What corruption? There is none,” a boss was quoted as observant by a Slon news website. Roldugin, Putin said, is an entrepreneur, though he is not earning billions of dollars and “is spending all his gain on shopping low-pitched instruments for Russia.”

“I am unapproachable to have people like Sergei [Roldugin] as friends,” Putin added.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/565018.html

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