Fascinating. This tracks with something @MattBernardini7 and I have been looking into for a long time.

We have another shadowy oil company tied to Kozak. What did it do? It secretly paid Giuliani's buddy Artemenko, who was (is?) under FBI scrutiny: forensicnews.net/giuliani-probe…
@MattBernardini7 The new OCCRP reporting confirms what we suggested last year: Putin's buddies Medvedchuk and Kozak are secretly using oil companies and sham nominee directors in countries like Hungary and Armenia to hold vast $$$ and spread influence. forensicnews.net/giuliani-probe…
@MattBernardini7 Artemenko got this payment from an oil company in Prague in 2019 according to his company's FARA disclosures.

What Artemenko didn't tell you is that he was not being paid by an oil company. It was a cut-out for Medvedchuk's Channel 112 in Ukraine (since sanctioned).
@MattBernardini7 The Kremlin is using a sophisticated web of companies in secrecy jurisdictions with intermediaries and nominee shareholders to obfuscate their cash cow and malign influence.

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