Peskov denied the organization Fillon paid meetings with Vladimir Putin
He called fake media that the presidential candidate of France received for mediation is $50 thousand.
Moscow. March 22. INTERFAX.RU Messages that the candidate in presidents of France Francois Fillon reward organized for Lebanese billionaire Fouad Makhzoumi and Director General of Total Patrick Pouyanne meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, is untrue, said on Wednesday the press-Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
We have seen these media reports. To be honest, they look like regular fake, what we call in English fake newsДмитрий Pescovitz Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation
“As for the President’s meetings, they are organised by the Protocol of the President, and here, too, excluded the role of any intermediaries,” added the spokesman.
Speaking about the Total company, the press Secretary of the President said that she has long been working in Russia, Russian President Putin has a business relationship with its leaders.
The company, which is present in our market, definitely do not need any intermediaries to arrange meetings with the President, therefore, quite absurd to say that someone had organizability Pescovitz Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation
As for the Lebanese billionaire Makhzumi, according to Peskov, at the St. Petersburg international forum, where according to media reports and passed the meeting, Putin “on his feet” and on the sidelines of the talks and is photographed with a large number of entrepreneurs.
“It does not require any mediation, and all this is absolutely what is called “legs” on the run”, he said.
Earlier French publication Canard Enchaine reported that the candidate in presidents of France, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon allegedly received $50 thousand from the Lebanese businessman-billionaire Fouad Makhzoumi for organizing the meeting with Putin in 2015 on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg international economic forum. The newspaper published a fragment of a photocopy of the agreement between the French and Lebanese companies, which is a signature of Fillon.