Ulyukaev boasted feeling great during jog
Not so long ago, the official's lawyers said that he required urgent hospitalization.
During a morning jog in a park, former Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukaev told reporters that he was feeling great. The video was published by the REN TV channel.
The ex-minister commented the rumors about unwellness saying “They want me feeling unwell. But I won’t provide them such an opportunity.”
Earlier, the Moscow City Court partially granted the request of Ulyukaev's lawyers to increase the number of hours for walks for the official under house arrest. In particular, now the ex-head of the Ministry of Economic Development can go out from 7 to 9 am, while the defense asked for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.
The court has rejected the appeal against the extension of the arrest of the former minister despite the fact that lawyers had insisted on the need for the defendant's hospitalization.
Let us recall that Aleksey Ulyukaev was caught red-handed when receiving a bribe of $2 million in November last year. According to the Investigative Committee, the bribe was intended for the Ministry of Economic Development issuing an opinion that allowed Rosneft to acquire the state stake in Bashneft.
Attorney Dmitry Yakubovskiy got his nickname (General Dima) in the 1990s, when at age 28 he nearly became a General. Then he led the commission of the USSR Ministry of Defense in the Western Group of Forces in Germany. As a lawyer, he defended the interests of Solntsevskaya gang entrepreneurs Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas) and Arnold Tamm (Spivakovsky), and today he is considered one of the richest people in Switzerland with a fortune of about $1 billion.