Zakharov explained the “despair” Khodorkovsky publication of her correspondence :: Policy :: RBC

The foreign Ministry spokesman said that he does not refuse the words about what and how much they paid Mikhail Khodorkovsky during transportation to Russia of the bodies of those killed in the Central African Republic journalists

Maria Zakharova

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Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the publication of her correspondence with the chief editor of the “control Center investigations” Andrey Konyahina. Screenshots of the conversation were published previously, the former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who financed the sdgs.

“I never realized that this screenshot they want to say,” wrote Zakharova in his account in Facebook. “From despair published, apparently, because when they driven into a corner with their machinations”. — she added.

Thursday, August 30, Zakharova called irresponsible words of Khodorkovsky that he compensated for the Embassy of France the cost of transporting the bodies of journalists killed in the Central African Republic. Foreign Ministry spokesman said then that the funds for transportation, “found our Embassy” and “the businessman, or of its structure is compensated for only €3 thousand” payment for coffins provided for transportation. According to Zakharova, the total cost was about $20 thousand

In response, Khodorkovsky, in his Telegram-channel “to resolve doubts” published correspondence Zakharova and Konyahina. According to the screenshots, konyahin asks for the contact identified in the dialogue as “Maria Zakharova,” the possible option of payment of transportation of dead bodies to Russia, and requested details for money transfer. The source konyahina promised to transfer his contacts to the Russian Embassy in the Central African Republic. In another message, the chief editor of the LRC Khodorkovsky writes that the Embassy “asks the French to pay for the coffins, which they took in installments.”

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On Friday, August 31, Zakharova in his Facebook wrote that did not consent to publish this correspondence, and noted that “I do not understand the essence of the claims”.

“Reiterate what I said earlier: “Khodorkovsky” (or affiliated with it people) paid only 2 the grave”, — said the representative of the foreign Ministry. “Transportation costs have NOT been paid, although stated opposite,” she explained.

“Freedom has many manifestations. One of them is the ability to admit their mistakes,” — concluded Zakharov.

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The former head of Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, this week announced the termination of funding “control Center investigations”. He also reported that he had sent the CARS of people who should investigate, how he died in this country, Russian journalists Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguev and Orkhan Jemal. They were in Central Africa the editorial task of the LRC was killed July 30.

The businessman also claimed to have provided assistance to the families of the victims and “compensated for the costs incurred by the French Embassy for transportation of the bodies”.

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