Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that he “got” an error in the preparation of the “straight line” the President, in which Putin was given the wrong information about the connection of the German edition Sueddeutsche Zeitung with the American Bank Goldman Sachs.
“Got”, — said the spokesman in the program “Sunday evening with Vladimir Solovyov” after the leading question, how did the President react to. Next, Solovyov asked, whether it was a reprimand. “I don’t know. I wouldn’t wish anyone to be criticizing the President,” Peskov added.
Earlier, Sands had already apologized to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung for the erroneous information about its owner. “This is our error, there probably my fault, those who prepared on this background paper, — said Peskov. — There really was unverified information, once again not checked and gave it to the President”.
During the “straight line”, which was held on Thursday, April 14, President Vladimir Putin said that the scandal with “Panama dossier” everywhere “sticking out ears” of customers. According to him, the documents published by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung allegedly belongs to the American Bank Goldman Sachs.
At the same day the Executive Director of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Stefan Hielscher said the Süddeutsche Zeitung is a 100% subsidiary of the group Süddeutscher Verlag, RB 81.25% owned by the holding Südwestdeutschen Medienholding (SWMH), and 18.75 percent — the founding family of the newspaper. The newspaper is not owned by Goldman Sachs, neither directly nor indirectly, he said.