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At BuzzFeed found the claim of Alfa-Bank “an attempt to bait journalists.” Earlier, the co-owners of Alfa-Bank filed a lawsuit against the publication for publishing a “dossier” on trump that mention “Alfa-Bank”
The us publication BuzzFeed commented on the lawsuit on protection of honor of the shareholders of Alfa-Bank for the publication in which it was alleged that the Bank participated in the Russian scheme “to influence elections”. The statement of the representative of edition Katy rayford publishes RNS.
“The head of the Russian Bank [Mikhail Fridman. — RBC], filed in court to our editorial Board for publication of this document, which shows financial ties between Putin, trump and Russian companies, including the Bank”, — said in response, Raiford. In BuzzFeed also once again reminded that the published information from the “dossier” on trump, as this information was presented as Donald Trump and Barack Obama. “There is little doubt that their publication was made in the interest of society,” noted BuzzFeed.
“What makes the publication even more important is the fact that shameless attempt to bait and intimidate BuzzFeed News did not dampen journalists who continue to cover this story” — said in a statement.
The lawsuit on protection of honor and dignity to BuzzFeed was filed on may 26, the heads of Alfa-Bank: co-owners Mikhail Fridman and Herman Khan and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Bank Peter Aven. The defendants in court will act as editor-in-chief Ben Smith, reporter Ken Bensinger and journalists Miriam elder and mark SKUs.
As marks “bi-Bi-si”, the petition States that Buzzfeed slanderously insinuated that “Alfa-Bank” and his staff worked with “campaign intervention in the American elections, which was held by the Kremlin.” The Bank, among other things, considered a false statement of record, “Friedman and Aven, still informally advise Putin, especially in the United States.”
In January 2017, BuzzFeed published a “dossier” on trump’s allegedly based on information from a former agent of British intelligence MI-6, who worked for the opponents of the trump in the Republican and Democratic parties. When you publish, the publication noted that it was not possible neither to verify nor refute the published information.
The material referred to “the Kremlin’s meddling” in the presidential elections of 2016 and compromising Moscow’s Donald trump. Trump and the Kremlin denied set forth in the “file” information.