MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The RDIF has issued a statement, which reads that the fund has always operated in full compliance with relevant regulations and "reserves all rights to protect its legitimate interests and be compensated for any harm caused by misleading statements."
According to the Internet edition of The Intercept, the person with whom Prince met could be RDIF Head Kirill Dmitriev. The outlet claimed that the interaction of US business with the RDIF, if any deals were made, could have violated US sanctions.
The presence of RDIF in a transaction that touches the U.S. financial sector or involves American individuals/companies risks violating sanctions against Russia, according to U.S. officials. https://t.co/CMADMaZm6p— The Intercept (@theintercept) November 28, 2017
"RDIF focuses on cooperation with international partners for the purpose of joint investments in line with its mandate. Co-investments and meetings with RDIF are not restricted and are not subject to US sanctions or any other restrictions," the fund's statement reads.