LONDON: A senior US Treasury official has directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC programme.
The US government imposed sanctions against a number of Kremlin insiders in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, but did not accuse Putin of direct involvement in corruption.
However, during a Panorama investigation into Putin’s “secret riches”, Adam Szubin, the acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the US Treasury said Putin was a “picture of corruption”.
“We’ve seen him enriching his friends, his close allies, and marginalising those who he doesn’t view as friends using state assets,” Szubin, who …read more
Source: The Manila Times