The Time calls ex-employee of GRU Boyarkin link between Deripaska and Manafort
In addition, the magazine concluded that Oleg Deripaska sponsored pro-Russian politicians at the 2016 parliamentary elections in Montenegro.
The Time magazine has published its own investigation, from which it concludes that Viktor Boyarkin, who was allegedly a GRU official in the past, was an intermediary between entrepreneur Oleg Deripaska and former head of the election headquarters of Donald Trump Paul Manafort.
The publication claims that Boyarkin confirmed in an interview that during the presidential campaign of 2016 in the US, he maintained contact with Manafort. “He owes us a lot of money. And he offered ways to return it,” Boyarkin said.
When Manafort joined Trump's headquarters, he had large debts in the US and the Cayman Islands. At the same time, he transmitted all the information about the election campaign, which was owned by Manafort, to “his old patron in Moscow” Deripaska through Boyarkin. Last fall, the American media The Atlantic and the Washington Post declassified letters in which Manafort mentions a person whose identity has officially remained unknown. The magazine believes that it was Boyarkin.
From the head of Trump's election headquarters, a Russian businessman, according to his information, demanded money for an unsuccessful business deal in Ukraine and for other contracts. It was about the amount of $19 million. Then Boyarkin "strongly pressed" on Manafort, but he did not return the debt.
In addition, the magazine concluded that Oleg Deripaska sponsored pro-Russian politicians at the 2016 parliamentary elections in Montenegro. An ex-scout told the magazine in an interview that his acquaintance with Manafort happened back in 2006. Then, he said, both of them, at the request of Deripaska, participated in the financing of the party in Montenegro.
Recall, on December 18, Viktor Boyarkin was included in the expanded sanctions list of the US Treasury Department along with Anatoly Chepiga (Ruslan Boshirov) and Alexander Mishkin (Alexander Petrov). The list says that he is “a former officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of Russia”, who is on the list “for actions in support of the oligarch Oleg Deripaska.”