Rosneft Head: Organizer of Ulyukaev's arrest resigned

Rosneft Head: Organizer of Ulyukaev's arrest resigned
Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin

The head of the oil company declared that vice-president and safety manager Oleg Feoktistov passed to military service.

Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin confirmed leaving the company of the vice-president and the safety manager Oleg Feoktistov, who, according to media, is an organizer of arrest of the former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev.

Earlier Novaya Gazeta with reference to two independent sources in Rosneft and Federal Security Service wrote about Feoktistov's dismissal, however the press secretary of the oil company Mikhail Leontyev declared that “it is nonsense”.

As the newspaper wrote, Feoktistov, before coming to the company, served as the deputy manager of Department of Internal Security of FSB which was engaged in many high-profile cases, including concerning former governors Nikita Belykh, Alexander Khoroshavin and ex-head of an anti-corruption central board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia of general Denis Sugrobov. Also the newspaper called Feoktistov of “organizer of Ulyukaev's arrest”.

As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, transaction on detention of the former head of the Ministry of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev took place on the night of November 15, 2016. Feoktistov held a post of the vice-president of Rosneft two months before - in September.

To recall, Ulyukaev is accused of taking of a bribe in $2 million (more than 130 million rubles), and also racketing of money at the company for the positive conclusion of the Ministry of Economic Development concerning purchase by Rosneft of a share of the Bashneft company belonging to the state (50,8%).

According to interlocutors of RBC, Feoktistov lost his position, because with the minister ‘everything went too far’.⁠

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