Russian President Vladimir Putin met secretly with ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych near Volgograd to discuss the evidence of Paul Manafort's receipt of payments from the Party of Regions (Partiya Regioniv). It is reported by Newsweek citing information from Western intelligence.
According to the publication, meeting took place after the name of former head of Donald Trump election campaign, Paul Manafort apeared in documents regarding the "black accounts" of Party of Regions. According to the documents Manafort received from the Party of Regions more than $ 12 million.
"Yanukovich assured Putin that there was no documentary traces that show payments to Manafort, although Putin told his associates that he does not believe Ukrainian president," - the newspaper writes.
It was reported that Paul Manafort resigned from the post of head of presidential election campaign of candidate from the Republican Party, Donald Trump.