Ivanov: corruption charges in the address of the Seagull are not worth a damn

Ivanov: corruption charges in the address of the Seagull are not worth a damn

MOSCOW, January 26. The head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov called the allegations of involvement in corruption in the address of the Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika unfounded.

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“There is nothing there (in those statements against the Gulls), at least in my opinion, no facts, accusing the attorney General in violation of any laws, I have not found, – he told journalists after the meeting of the presidential Council for countering corruption. – Not worth a damn”.

“I’m so carefully, of course, did not read the contents of these statements, because in my opinion, it’s more of a political statement than substantive”, – said the head of the Kremlin administration.

Based blogger Alexey Navalny “Fund of struggle against corruption” on 1 December published on its website the investigation of the business of the sons of the public Prosecutor of the Seagull. As reported on the website of the FCO, one of the sons Seagulls supposedly speaks Greek hotel. In addition, the attorney General alleged sons are shareholders in two key companies of Russian Railways.

The attorney General called the accusations false and called customers this investigation the head of the British Fund “Hermitage Capital” bill Browder and its intelligence agencies. Russian court Browder was previously found guilty of tax crimes and sentenced in absentia to 9 years in prison.

The authorities are ready to listen to accusations that officials of corruption from the opposition, if the authors of the charges will operate with the facts, said the head of the presidential administration.

“If they (the opposition) are called specific facts, as they say in certain circles – of address, names, appearances, of course (listen). Just need to call them first,” said Ivanov.