Pugachev for Bloomberg: The Russian authorities are misusing Interpol

The article published by the Bloomberg stated that “Sergei Pugachyov, a former banker and confidante of Vladimir Putin, said he was placed on Interpol’s most-wanted list because of a campaign against him led by the highest echelons of Russian politics.”

“The involvement of Interpol by the Russian authorities is an attempt to give credibility to the actions of high-level Russian officials involved in the expropriation, including direct orders of President Putin and a number of Russian cabinet ministers,” Pugachyov said in a statement.

Pugachyov, who denies any wrongdoing, was subject to an earlier red notice by Interpol which was canceled after he challenged it in court. He said he plans to explore “all avenues of canceling this second notice.”

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