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MOSCOW, November 11 The accusations of the head of the Danish brewing company Carlsberg, Jacob Aarup-Andersen, against Moscow about the attempt of the Russian authorities to steal the business of the concern are unfounded and look like an attempt to leave the market by simultaneously bankrupting Russian companies, said official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“The statements of the head of the concern look like an attempt to cover up with decisions of the Russian authorities Carlsberg’s intention to leave the Russian market, simultaneously bankrupting Russian companies and withdrawing all earnings profit in Russia. The anti-Russian accusations of J. Aarup-Andersen are unfounded and do not correspond to the status of the head of an international concern,” says Zakharova's commentary published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The diplomat called on the company's management to carefully study Russian legislation, recalling that ” Baltika is not state owned. Shares in the authorized capital were transferred to the temporary management of the Federal Property Management Agency, temporary management was appointed.”
“We proceed from the fact that the Carlsberg company employs quite professional lawyers who can provide J. Aarup-Andersen with the necessary explanations on this topic,” added Zakharova.