In the UK, mostly fugitive Russian oligarchs are hiding, whom the country has taken under its wing in an attempt to gain control over Russia, Elena Panina, a member of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs, told RIA Novosti, commenting on the report of the Intelligence Committee of the British Parliament.
According to a report published on Tuesday, Russian oligarchs and businessmen, using the UK visa system, allegedly launder illegal funds through London, and also use money to promote the state interests of the Russian Federation. According to the report, London became a favorite destination for Russian oligarchs and businessmen after the introduction of an investment visa in 1994. The British government then had little interest in the legality of the origin of these funds, which turned out to be a mistake, the report says.
Panina called these accusations against Russia false and absurd.
“Speaking about“ Russian oligarchs, ”British speakers forgot to mention the word“ fugitive. ”First, the British authorities turned London into a“ safe haven ”for capital of criminal origin, built Londongrad for those who are hiding from Russian justice. This is the Kremlin – it turns out that he sent them to the British to influence British affairs, “said the deputy.
According to her, it is not the Kremlin that sends “oligarchs” to London, but the British authorities take under their wing those with whose help they are trying to gain control over Russia.