Russian-connected oligarch passes funds to far-right Hungarian party and paramilitary organization through middleman
In February 2017, Ukrainian hacktivists leaked emails revealing that Russian-government connected oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev was funding the efforts of Belarusian pro-Kremlin activist Alexander Usovsky to organize protests and support pro-Kremlin political groups in Central and Eastern Europe. Usovsky allegedly transferred funds to the Hungarian right-wing party, Jobbik, as well as to the paramilitary organization “Magyar Gárda.” Malofeyev, who is under EU and U.S. sanctions for support of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, allegedly demanded that Usovsky supply “a clear, concrete and realistic plan for the coming to power of pro-Russian forces” to secure further funding.

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Date: 24-May-17
Country: Hungary