Putin: Manafort worked with Yanukovych, but not with Russia

Russian President denies any connection with Manufactum.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin commented on the connection of the former head of the election headquarters of the President of the United States Donald trump Paul Manafort with the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, RIA Novosti reported.

“As for Manafort, it is also associated with Russia, but that one connection, that he, being the head or owner of the PR Agency of the U.S., signed contracts and as a businessman, also worked in this area, including with President Yanukovych. But what does this have to do with Russia? No. Absolutely nothing here,” he said.

Putin also said similar statements in idle chatter, is caused by the desire to use any clue to fight trump.

We will remind, the trial of Manafort, who is accused of crime against the United States and money laundering, will begin may 7, 2018.


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