(Bloomberg) — Russia is lobbying nations in eastern and southern Africa in an attempt to join a regional anti-money laundering group as an observer.
The Kremlin wants to obtain observer status at the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group by this fall, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Bloomberg. It aims to gather information and influence international decision-making before a renewed push by Ukraine and its allies to further isolate Russia from the global financial system.
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