MOSCOW, December 27. /TASS/. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will continue building up relations with US investors despite incorrect information about the Fund in several US mass media, chief executive of the RDIF Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV Channel.
"Incorrect information about our communications with US representatives appears in certain US mass media and we very strongly defend our reputation. At the same time, we believe the Fund will continue building up relations with the United States, with investors," he said.
"We believe it is important that Russia and the United States have good relations in our challenging time. We certainly are a player in the economic sphere, not in the politics; we believe our companies should work and find points for contact," Dmitriev noted.
The RDIF may seek compensation damage caused by "misleading reports" in several American media, which said that the US sanctions regime might have been violated during alleged meetings of the Russian fund’s representatives meeting with US officials and businessmen, the Russian fund said in a statement earlier.
US-based web publication The Intercept claimed in an article published on November 28 that RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev met with the founder of US security firm Blackwater Erik Prince in the Seychelles on January 11, after the US presidential elections and days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
RDIF reserves all rights to protect its legitimate interests and be compensated for any harm caused by misleading statements, the fund said in a statement earlier.