«The Russians did it»: the CIA accuses Russia in the fight against corruption in Malta

© AFP 2017 / Matthew MirabelliЛидер of the labour party Joseph Muscat accompanied by his wife Michelle after winning the election in Malta. Archival photo«The Russians did it»: the CIA accuses Russia in the fight against corruption in Malta© 2017 AFP / Matthew Mirabelli

US intelligence agencies and the UK was at the center of the campaign, ending on 3 June in Malta. The approval of the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, from Washington and London warn him about the «sting operation», which allegedly holds against the Maltese authorities in Moscow. The Kremlin traditionally accused of intending to «destabilize» the situation of the incumbent head of government. Earlier, Malta was among the countries unofficially opposed the anti-Russian sanctions.

Offshore, hiding money offshore

According to the information of a number of Maltese publications, Moscow allegedly involved in a corruption scandal on the island, during which secretly acts as a Prosecutor against Muscat. For more than a year the Prime-Minister is suspected of withdrawing funds from the country with the use of fictitious companies, registered in Panama. Initially, the use of illegal financial schemes accused the approximate policy Kate Schembri and Minister Konrad Mizzi. Everything changed when living on the island of Russian Maria E. (surname not stated) was accused of corruption, the very wife of the Prime Minister.

For information, if transferred to Western intelligence agencies Muscat, for exposing girls should… the Kremlin. In October 2016, the head of the Maltese foreign Minister George Vella said that his country will not allow you to refuel at its ports to any Russian ship. Just at this time the carrier group headed by the cruiser «Admiral Kuznetsov» was sent to Syria (while Vella did not specify whether it came from Russia, the request for entry of ships to refuel). Today Moscow was supposedly «revenge» for the failure.

«The Trail Of The Kremlin»

A new twist in a corruption of history, perhaps, was not quite like the Nutmeg. This is evidenced not only by his restrained reaction, but accumulated labour party, which he represents, ties with Russia. The former Prime Minister of the island from the same enterprises Alfred Sant known as an opponent of anti-Russian sanctions. The politician claims, for example, that the ongoing confrontation with Moscow is detrimental to the common fight against terrorism.

Also not held a definitely anti-Russian policy and the Muscat: Malta previously provided logistical assistance Moscow. A small island state with traditionally mentioned among countries that oppose the sanctions. However, the voice is «almost offshore» is usually not accepted by the giants of the European Union into account.

What decision Muscat, cornered by a corruption scandal, is to play the anti — Russian card or not, time will tell. We know one thing: laws of Malta require the convening of the security Council of the island in case of threats to the country’s defense. Meetings to date did not take place: the Prime Minister hesitates.

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability in fotoreceptor of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat during a meeting in Moscow. 15 Nov 2016«The Russians did it»: the CIA accuses Russia in the fight against corruption in Malta© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability in fotoreceptor of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat during a meeting in Moscow. 15 Nov 2016
The Mediterranean island discussing Russia

The Russian Embassy on the background of ambiguous charges commented. «Our country never interfered in the internal Affairs of Malta and has no such plans for the future,» reads the official statement of the diplomatic mission.

Most of the local politicians in the intervention’t believe it either. Such, for example, the leader of the local nationalists and the probable mate of Nutmeg — Simon Busuttil. The opposition leader said that «Vladimir Putin is indifferent to who governs Malta». There is even a completely orthogonal: the scandal is not favorable to Moscow, but to Brussels, which clashed Muscat.

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