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.
Since November 2016, political experts and media demonstrate keen interest to the Kemerovo region and its leader. High-profile terminations and arrests of regional officials and law enforcement officers, the illness of the Governor, and his disappearance from the public sight have sparked numerous rumors and speculations. According to the most recent prognosis, Tuleev has to testify as a witness in the ‘Inskoy Pit case’ and potentially faces jail.
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