The Prosecutor said a misinterpretation of the statements on the audit of the Ministry of interior

The attorney General’s office declared the wrong interpretation of your comment on the audit of the Ministry of interior in connection with the publication “the Panama archive”. As told the representative of Department Alexander Kurennoy, such a test is not conducted. “Information journalism ends at exactly the moment when the reporters begin to think out the facts,” said Kurennoy (quoted by TASS).

Thus, the Supervisory authority has responded to the publication RBK, the public Prosecutor will check up the Ministry of internal Affairs because of the “Panamanian archive”. The text is based on the official response agencies that received 6 Jun. In a document dated 27 may, signed by the senior Prosecutor of the second Department of the Department of interaction with mass-media Ekaterina Dmitriyeva says that “the Prosecutor is not obliged to give any explanations on the merits of pending cases and materials”.

The letter also notes that “no one may, without the permission of the Prosecutor to disclose materials of checks by bodies of Prosecutor’s office, until their end”. “Given the above, providing information on the event until its completion impossible,” — said the Prosecutor Dmitrieva.

On 3 April, the international consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) and the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP) published an investigation into the international network of offshore companies, which was based on the Panamanian legal documents of the company Mossack Fonseca. In the investigation was quoted by foreign and Russian politicians, including several officials, security officers and deputies.

5 April, the press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Aleksandr Kurennoy said that the Agency will verify the publication about the offshore of the Russian physical and legal entities.

27 April, speaking in the Federation Council, the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said that the Agency sent a request to the authorities of Panama. “This check we conduct. Sent a request to our colleagues in Panama. The check is in the initial stage. The results will be reported to the leadership of the country and published,” Chaika told, without having specified, who exactly was the inspection object.

An hour and a half after the publication of the text on the audit of the Ministry of internal Affairs, the official representative of the Prosecutor General’s office told RBC that “such a test is not conducted”. “There is not a single reference that such verification is conducted,” said Kurennoy. When asked why, the editorial staff received the Prosecutor’s response Dmitrieva with this formulation, Smoking is essentially not answered.