Deputy of Prosecutor General excluded provocation of special services in Ulyukaev's case

Deputy of Prosecutor General excluded provocation of special services in Ulyukaev's case
Alexander Buksman

The First Deputy of Yuri Chaika said that for initiation of a criminal case against the Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev there were serious reasons.

The First Deputy of the Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman confirmed the legality of initiating a criminal case against the Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev.

The supervisory authority has examined all the materials of the criminal case and recognized its "base and legality reasonable", Buksman said in an interview to Interfax.

The Deputy of the Prosecutor General also excluded a provocation on the part of special services in the case of the former Head of the Ministry of Economic Development. Earlier, the possibility of political attacks on Ulyukaev the presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov excluded, calling it a "fiction."

It is worth to note that the former Head of the Ministry of Economic Development has denied his guilt, he refuses to testify and believes a criminal case against him is a provocation. Ulyukaev was arrested on the night of November 15, he was accused of extorting bribes from representatives of Rosneft for the Economic Development Ministry's approving conclusion on the privatization of Bashneft's state-owned shares.

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