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Manafort’s case should be investigated through Ukraine, - Russian Foreign Minister
17:33, 31 October 2017
Manafort’s case should be investigated through Ukraine, - Russian Foreign Minister

Lavrov is sure that Kyiv has something to tell about the election campaign in the US

17:33, 31 October 2017

Russian Foreign Ministry

The case of former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump Paul Manafort should be investigated through Ukraine. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergy Lavrov claimed this as Interfax reported.

‘The Ukrainian trace is found towards Mister Manafort and his worker. It is possible to investigate the Ukrainian trace only through Ukraine and they have something to say on the stand they took during the election campaign of the US president, he said.

Related: Three Trump’s allies accused within investigation of Russian interfere in election

‘The baseless accusations do not credit to those who caused this mess and I think that this person does not know how to sneak out of the difficulty’, Lavrov added.

As we reported earlier,  Paul Manafort has surrendered to the U.S. federal authorities yesterday. Manafort, the ex-leader of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and his former adviser in foreign policy was put under home arrest – just like his business associate Rick Gates – as the investigation in his case is underway. Manafort, whose name appeared in the black accounts of Ukraine’s former Party of Regions, is accused of laundering money and even tougher crimes – ending up in secret political and financial ties with Russia. He surrendered to the FBI and later, when in federal court of Washington, he pleaded not guilty.

Related: Manafort involved in two cases in Ukraine, - Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s Office

Later the court put Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates under arrest.

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