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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Peskov denied reports of forced Prokhorov to sell RBC

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov did not confirm recent media reports saying that businessman Mikhail Prokhorov allegedly forced to sell the media holding RBC.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Dmitry Peskov

As emphasized in Monday Peskov, the Kremlin has never interfered and does not interfere in the editorial policy of the media, especially not encroach on property rights. He noted that RBC could confirm his words.

Speaking of Tom, do we know anything the Kremlin talks of ONEXIM group on the sale of RBC, Peskov added that the President’s administration know nothing about it. According to him, in this company there is no state presence, therefore, the Kremlin does not pertain, reports TASS.

Press Secretary of the head of state also said that Vladimir Putin in the near future intends to meet with the owner of ONEXIM and RBC Mikhail Prokhorov. “I can’t say about the others, but the President was not sufficiently long meetings and while in the near future is not planned”.

Earlier in the press appeared information that Prokhorov is forced to get rid of his media assets. While in the offices of his companies were searched. The reason for this was ostensibly based publications that have caused irritation in the higher echelons of power.

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