The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov forwarded the question about the statement of the US Treasury that the Ukrainian deputy Andriy Derkach allegedly works for Moscow, to the Russian special services.
The Kremlin spokesman also said that he was not aware of such publications. “Please contact the Russian special services, or better yet, do not read such nonsense in the newspapers,” Peskov said on Friday, October 16 during a press conference.
Earlier, the US Treasury Department issued a statement saying that Derkach was a “Russian agent.” In addition, the ministry imposed sanctions on him.
Washington noted that the Ukrainian parliamentarian directly or indirectly took part in the activities to undermine the upcoming US presidential elections in 2020.
In September 2020, Derkach said that in fact, it is not Ukraine that owes Europe and the United States, but that the Western countries should return the money to Kiev.
On November 11, 2019, Derkach accused the son of presidential candidate Joe Biden Hunter of receiving funds from the Ukrainian company Burisma through an intermediary company Rosemont Seneca Boa. According to the deputy, at least $ 16.5 million was transferred in favor of intermediaries and Biden Jr.
He also added that earlier the financial intelligence of Latvia had transferred materials to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Financial Monitoring of Ukraine on the possible involvement of Hunter Biden in corruption schemes.