The FBI searches the home of a Russian oligarch and Putin’s ally in Washington

The US Federal Police FBI raided the home of Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the US capital Washington.

An FBI spokesman clarified that “law enforcement work” was being carried out in connection with a federal investigation, although he did not provide any additional information on the matter, as gathered by CNN.

The FBI searches the home of a Russian oligarch and Putin’s ally in Washington
The FBI searches the home of a Russian oligarch and Putin’s ally in Washington

At the scene of the crime, the police cordoned off the area and cut off the road. The agents also carried out a series of searches in New York, which are also linked to Deripaska.

The files are related to the “US sanctions” imposed on him, according to Deripaska’s attorney Larisa Belyaeva, who has made it clear that the oligarch is not the owner of these properties.

The Russian businessman has attacked the United States, linking the house searches to “the stupidity of part of the American establishment” which he believes continues to “fuel rumors of Russia’s alleged involvement in Donald’s victory.” .Trump in 2016 “.

“When I watch everything happening in the United States, I am amazed at the extraordinary stupidity of part of the American establishment that continues to promote the story of alleged Russian interference,” he said on his Telegram channel.

Likewise, he has attributed the spread of these rumors to the United States’ “obligation” to spread them “to divert attention from its $ 30,000 million foreign debt, in addition to failures harvested in various areas, including domination.” “. of China in the Pacific “.

Deripaska was sanctioned by the United States in 2018 in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election of senior government officials.

However, the Russian citizen rejects any connection with the electoral process or any kind of interference.

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