Baltic News Network: Prime minister: Linužs’ dealings with offshore business warrants an investigation
Latvia’s Transport Minister Uldis Augulis refused to comment on information reported by De Facto programme one week ago – that Rail Baltica organized Andris Linužs had signed a deal with an offshore company based in Seychelles and used by influential businessmen from St. Petersburg. Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, on the other hand, told the programme that «deals associated with state security had been recorded in the past and represent a matter that warrants an investigation».
De Facto reminds that Seychelles-based Parmas Corporation is the central figure here. This company was mentioned in two separate litigations.
Parmas Corporation was used for money transfers by Russian mining company Phosagro. Its largest shareholders include Andrei Guryev, who is Russia’s 26th wealthiest person, and Vladimir Litvinenko. The latter is also rector in St. Petersburg Mining University. He was also Vladimir Putin’s election campaign’s manager in St. Petersburg.