Peskov: Putin’s prosecution of corruption is pure lies and slander

Peskov: Putin’s prosecution of corruption is pure lies and slander


MOSCOW, January 26. In the Kremlin called “pure imagination and slander” accusations against Russian President Vladimir Putin to corruption.

“The content of this article by the BBC is pure lies and slander that have under themselves no bases”, – told reporters, answering a question, press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

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“Overall, we are accustomed to a journalistic “duck”, which are associated with incompetence and the pursuit of “yellowness” or are orchestrated campaigns”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

According to him, “in this case, of course, we involuntarily pay attention to the fact that the appearance of such material coincided with quasi-judicial exercise in some countries, publications in highly respected journals of similar content”.

In the opinion Peskov, “in the case of the film’s air force would have looked like another example of irresponsible journalism classic, if not an official comment, which is in this film”.

Sands said that he has in mind the comment of the representative of the Ministry of Finance of the USA. “Here the situation is different – this is the official prosecution”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

Accusations require evidence

In the Kremlin assured that the Ministry of the Treasury must submit evidence put forward in the address of the Russian President of corruption charges.

“If they leave such official statement without proof, then it casts a shadow on the reputation of this institution”, – explained to journalists, answering a question, press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

In his words, “it is not our task to demand evidence”. “Now it is the task of the Agency to introduce any evidence to show that the statements of the official representative are not unfounded slander”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

In the opinion Peskov, the presence in the film air force official comment of the representative of the Ministry of Finance of the United States “indicates that someone is at the conductor’s stand”.

Also he believes that formal charges “require evidence”. “Because the voicing of such allegations by such agencies as the U.S. Treasury, without reinforcement concrete evidence casts a shadow over this Agency,” – said Peskov.

However, he said that Moscow “will not require evidence from the Ministry of Finance of the USA”.

“I know that the President of the yacht no”

Peskov also denied the presence of the President of a private yacht. Thus he commented on one of the claims made in the film about Putin BBC, in which the authors draw conclusions about the involvement of the President of the Russian Federation towards corruption on the thesis that he allegedly owns an expensive boat.

“I know that the President of the yacht no. I know,” said the representative of the Kremlin, stressing that it is not aware of other details regarding this type of property.

“I attribute a very deep knowledge of the yachts is not so,” ironically remarked the President’s press Secretary, referring to the publication in the media last summer, catching him that he had spent his holidays aboard expensive yachts.

In General, speaking about the owners of certain boats, Sands concluded that “it is completely public data that are checked”.