The Treasury representative had earlier called the Russian President “the personification of corruption.” Dmitry Peskov, in turn, noted that such an accusation casts a shadow on itself an American Agency.
MOSCOW, 26 Jan. Unsubstantiated accusations by the U.S. Treasury to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin cast a shadow on the organization itself and require evidence, said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“I mean the comment of the representative of the Ministry of Finance of the USA. Here the situation is different, this is the official accusation. It is, firstly, clearly indicates that someone is at the conductor’s stand, and secondly, requires proof that 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.
Press Secretary of the Russian President said that the Kremlin will not require appropriate evidence from the US Treasury.
“We’re not going to demand evidence from the U.S. Treasury. The fact is that if they leave such a statement without proof, then it is, again I repeat, this casts a shadow on the reputation of the Agency. And it’s not our role to demand proof, now the task of the Agency is to present any evidence to show that the statements of the official representative are not unfounded slander”, — said Peskov.
Earlier foreign media reported on broadcast of TV channel bi-Bi-si “Panorama”, in which the representative of the Ministry of the Treasury Adam Shubin, dealing with his country’s sanctions against Russia, calling the Russian President “the personification of corruption.” Thus, according to Shubin, the American authorities it has long been known.