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 Probe into Poroshenko's offshore firms smacks of manipulation, - Information Policy Minister Stets

The authors of the TV program about an offshore company related to President Petro Poroshenko resorted to a number of manipulations that cast a shadow on the investigation itself.

Minister of Information Policy Yurii Stets said, Censor.NET reports referring to Gordon.

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"The program has elements of manipulation since the offered information seeks to touch emotions. For example, they try to drag in the Ilovaisk tragedy. Here is a mirror-imaged example. Recall the terrible terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in the U.S., when Boeing crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center skyscraper. Just imagine that at this moment, the American president was talking to his lawyers or used a credit card - a horror of horrors for the reader. It is not that good as it casts a shadow on the investigation itself," Stets said.

"Registering an offshore company was connected with the need to sell Roshen, while consultations on the establishment of the company had certainly been underway long before the escalation of the situation in the Donbas in August 2014," the minister suggested.

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According to the data published by Slіdstvo.Іnfo reporters in the framework of international journalistic investigation, Ukraine's President Poroshenko owns the offshore company Prime Asset Partners Limited registered in the British Virgin Islands in August 2014.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n382648