Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied any "element of corruption" after the Panama Papers claimed his friend ran a $2-billion offshore empire, adding that his own name is not in the documents.
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"They went over these offshore accounts. Your humble servant is not there. What is there to talk about?" Putin said, referring to himself.
He also denied allegations of "an element of corruption" in his associates' dealings, saying: "What element? There is none at all."