GENERICO.ruWorldThe media learned about the access of Klyushin, arrested in the USA, to the data on the GRU

The media learned about the access of Klyushin, arrested in the USA, to the data on the GRU

FBI and police officers in Washington WASHINGTON, Jan 3 Russian businessman Vladislav Klyushin, presumably had access to documents of Russian intelligence, reports Bloomberg, citing sources. The US authorities suspect Klyushin of using non-public corporate information stolen by hacker methods with the participation of several accomplices in securities transactions. The Russian is the founder of the company “M13”, which specializes in information technology in the field of media monitoring. The Foreign Ministry promised to seek the return of Klyushin to Russia According to the agency, Klyushin allegedly had access to documents relating to the “campaign to hack the servers of the US Democratic Party in 2016 during the elections.” According to agency sources, the documents allegedly demonstrate that the hack was led by a group of hackers, Fancy Bear, associated in the West with Russian intelligence. Sources believe that such data could provide the United States with evidence of alleged attempts by Russia to influence the American elections for the first time. attempts to influence democratic processes in different countries, and the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov called them “absolutely unfounded.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about the alleged Russian interference in elections in different countries, said that there is no evidence to support this. The Russian Embassy responded to Klyushin's extradition to the United States Klyushin was extradited from Switzerland to the United States on December 18, 2021. The representative of the Russian Embassy in Bern, Vladimir Khokhlov, told RIA Novosti earlier that the extradition of a Russian businessman to the United States is another episode of Washington's “hunt” for Russian citizens in third countries. The extradition took place a few days after the Swiss Federal Court rejected the complaint of Klyushin's lawyers against the decision to extradite him to the United States. As the American Ministry of Justice stated earlier, four more Russian citizens are involved in the same case with Klyushin: Ivan Ermakov, Nikolai Rumyantsev, Igor Sladkov and Mikhail Irzak.


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