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US intelligence accused Oleg Deripaska of lobbying Russian interests in Ukraine

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According to American intelligence services, Oleg Deripaska has collaborated with Paul Manafort since 2004. The US Senate Intelligence Committee has discovered that Deripaska is conducting operations to influence countries in which he has significant economic interest.

US intelligence accused Oleg Deripaska of lobbying Russian interests in Ukraine

The US Senate Intelligence Committee believes that Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska promoted the interests of the Russian Federation in countries where he had economic interests, including Ukraine. As it says in the published report on the results of the investigation, the actions of Mr. Deripaska are coordinated by the authorities of the Russian Federation. The paper does not provide evidence for these findings.

“The committee has found that Deripaska is conducting influence operations, often in countries where he has significant economic interests. The Russian authorities are coordinating with him and directing Deripaska in many of his operations of influence, ”the report says. The Russian businessman, as indicated in the document, at the same time collaborated with the ex-adviser to the campaign headquarters of Donald Trump Paul Manafort in 2004-2009.

The fifth part of the report, dedicated to the results of the investigation carried out by the senators into Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, was published the day before. The document also claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally led the effort to hack computer networks and accounts associated with the US Democratic Party, and the Russian government "in an aggressive and multidimensional format influenced or attempted to influence the outcome of the elections.

Recall that in April 2018, Rusal, En + and Eurosibenergo owned by Oleg Deripaska were blacklisted by the United States. In January 2019, restrictions on companies were lifted on the condition that the Russian businessman relinquish control over the enterprises. Sanctions against Oleg Deripaska are still in effect.

Previously billionaire said that the US and EU sanctions have a serious impact on the Russian economy because mechanisms have not been created to ensure investments in the financial market.

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