On March 22nd, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin appealed to the Russian Investigative Committee with a statement about an attempt to kidnap him by US citizens.
This is following up the announcement by the US FBI of a reward of $250,000 for any information to his whereabouts.
Prigozhin is concerned that he will be abducted by US citizens in order for them to receive the reward.
Dubbed “Putin’s chef” by mass media he was also accused of allegedly interfering in the 2016 US Presidential Election.
“In fact, the state authorities of the United States (a foreign state), having announced a reward for assistance in my arrest, are pursuing the goal of kidnapping me and depriving me of my freedom under a far-fetched pretext, without any objective evidence of suspicion of me committing a crime,” Prigozhin, distributed by the press service of his company “Concord”.
The businessman also asked the Investigative Committee to initiate criminal proceedings against FBI Director Christopher Ray, US President Joe Biden, CIA Director William Burns and US Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The businessman stressed that he had not committed any crime either on the territory of Russia or on the territory of a foreign state, and that he was persecuted by the United States for political reasons.
In the statement, all US accusations are called far-fetched and unsubstantiated. Prigozhin insists that he did not commit any crimes either in Russia or in other countries, and considers his persecution politically motivated.
Earlier, he demanded from the FBI all the documents they have about him.
Concorde has repeatedly published the address of the businessman as a sign that he is not hiding.
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