MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Leadership changes at Russia’s RBC media group will not be carried out at the state level, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday.
"These reports are not true. The Kremlin never interferes in the editorial policy nor, moreover, does it interfere with the right of ownership," Peskov said.
The spokesman denied similar suggestions two weeks ago that Moscow had applied pressure on RBC to change its editorial policy.
Media outlets associated searches carried out across companies belonging to Prokhorov’s Onexim Group on April 14 with state pressure to change ownership after RBC published materials relating to the so-called Panama Papers offshore leaks.
Putin has said there was no sense in discussing his alleged personal involvement in the offshore schemes because his name did not appear in the leaked papers.