Russia asks for legal assistance on case involving the stealing of Gazprom shares by Browder - source

Foreign countries have joined the investigation into the criminal case involving the stealing of Gazprom shares by structures created by William Browder, the head of the investment fund Hermitage Capital.

Sources in the law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Wednesday that requests for legal assistance on this case have already made to several countries.

"Specifically, Russia is asking Switzerland, Cyprus, and some other European countries to provide information on the cash flow from accounts of companies controlled by William Browder and his personal assets through these countries' banks," a source said.

The requests were made under bilateral and international cooperation agreements, the source said.

"According to the information we have, our foreign colleagues are ready to provide the necessary assistance," the source said.

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