Rosneft spokesman did not comment on “rudeness” of Ulyukaev “withered from rage”
The press secretary of Rosneft said that the former Minister “confuses the issue”.
Press secretary of Rosneft Mikhail Leontyev refused to comment to journalists on the statement of former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev, who earlier in response to a question of Igor Sechin's reaction said: “Do not blame your own faults on others”.
Leontyev called Ulyukaev's statement “rudeness”.
“I am not going to comment on his rudeness, he is in a difficult situation and, probably, is not self-controlled. In general, it is noticeable. He was even withered from his rage”, the press secretary of the oil company told RBC. According to him, Ulyukaev chose such line of protection, which he and his lawyers consider optimum.
The person caught in the act tries to confuse the issue, to invent some strange motivations for the actions,” the press secretary of Rosneft noticed.
To recall, earlier Alexey Ulyukaev, answering on a request of journalists to comment on Sechin's words about the publication of record of their conversation, quoted the proverb taken by Nikolay Gogol as an epigraph to his play Auditor – “If your face is crooked, don't blame the mirror.”
Igor Sechin reported on September 6 that Ulyukaev, holding a post of the Head of the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), demanded a bribe. For which he arrived and collected it.
To recall, the former Head of the MED is accused of taking a bribe of $2 million from Igor Sechin. According to the prosecution, the Minister of Economic Development extorted money for that the Ministry headed by him would issue a positive conclusion on purchase of 50.08% of the Bashneft company by Rosneft from the state.
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