ARMINFO News Agency, Armenia Tuesday Balayan: Baku tries to distract the attention of the international community from the corruption scandal through the Karabakh conflict Yerevan October 24 Marianna Mkrtchyan. Baku once again misused the site of the international conference in Palermo, which has nothing to do with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This was stated in his microblog on Twitter by the press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan. "These manipulations are aimed at diverting attention from the corruption scandal, better known as Landromat, which has disgraced Azerbaijan to the whole world because of corruption and aggressive criminal positions," Balayan wrote. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on October 24 in Palermo takes Participation in the OSCE summit on flows of refugees and migrants.Recall that the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized CrimeCrime (OCCRP) unveiled an investigation into the establishment of the authorities Azerbaijan fictitious companies in the UK for the purpose of money laundering. In total, it is about 2.9 billion dollars, which went to pay bribes to European politicians, the acquisition of luxury goods and other self-serving purposes. The document notes that from 2012 to 2014, against the background of mass arrests of activists and journalists in Azerbaijan, representatives of the ruling elite of the country bribed European politicians who lobbied Baku's interests in the EU and blocked resolutions condemning human rights violations in the transcaucasian republic. From the accounts of these fictitious companies, personal expenses of high-ranking officials of Azerbaijan were also paid. In addition, the accounts of these companies received tens of millions of euros from the Russian supplier of arms - Rosoboronexport, the investigation notes. Later, this money was transferred to the account of the first vice-premier of Azerbaijan. Companies in the UK that participated in money laundering were registered with front men from Azerbaijan. These firms provided fictitious accounts, although billions of euros passed through their accounts. All of them were serviced in the Estonian branch of one bank - Danske Bank from Denmark. Data on the flow of money on their accounts was received by the Danish newspaper Berlingske, which shared them with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The case was conditionally called "Laundromat".