Russia's Putin: Panama papers are 'provocation'
MOSCOW, April 14 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday media reports about offshore accounts in Panama were a "provocation" and the German newspaper behind the leaks was beholden to U.S. bank Goldman Sachs.
Putin, speaking at his annual televised phone-in, said United State officials were behind the leaks and media reports were designed to sow doubts about individuals.
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