The former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky in his Twitter commented on the material “Kommersant”, who on Friday announced his possible appointment to the post of co-Chairman of PARNASSUS after the September elections to the state Duma.
“In “Kommersant” a little confused: is not a co-chair and the Vice-President and Kasyanov, and [candidate for President of the United States Donald] trump and not I, and [the head of LDPR Vladimir] Zhirinovsky,” — wrote Khodorkovsky.
The source of “RIA Novosti” in PARNASSUS after the publication of the article said that such talks with the former head of Yukos is not being conducted. Press Secretary Mikhail Khodorkovsky Kyle Piispanen was also told “Kommersant” about negotiations.
“The meeting with Mikhail Kasyanov and Boris Nemtsov, Mikhail Borisovich to this topic was, it was that he in any way participated in the work of the party, but further conversations business did not come,” — says Piispanen.
Later the material “Kommersant” in conversation with “Interfax” said the Chairman of PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov. “Mikhail Khodorkovsky, we are still with Boris Nemtsov was invited to co-chair, but the signals that he wants, he did not give me. I’m with him on these negotiations, but such evidence is not” — said the politician. He noted that it looked like Khodorkovsky about the proposal, but did not receive consent. “I saw him recently, and he confirmed it,” — said Mikhail Kasyanov.
That Khodorkovsky can enter the user PARNAS, “Kommersant” said a source close to the party. He noted that it is also about reformatting the party after the election — in particular, the merger with the parties involved in the democratic coalition.
The Chairman of PARNASSUS Konstantin Merzlikin recalled that the leaders of the party Boris Nemtsov and Mikhail Kasyanov, Khodorkovsky made a proposal for co-chairmanship in the fall of 2014, which was not removed and acts”. “I do not rule out any configurations,” said Merzlikin, adding, however, that prior to the elections on 18 September it is irrelevant.