Ulyukaev’s detention is not a reason for Government's resignation
The Kremlin does not find grounds for the Government’s resignation.
The presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that he does not find causes for the Government's resignation in connection with the arrest of the Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev. According to the edition Medusa, Peskov told: "In this case it is absurd to talk about some kind of collective responsibility."
In addition, according to Peskov, it will not cast a pall over on the investment climate in Russia.
Last night the Investigative Committee detained the Head of the Economic Development Ministry Alexey Ulyukaev. He is accused of taking bribes in the amount of $ 2 million for the assessment, which allowed Rosneft to buy Bashneft’s state-owned shares.
The arrested today on charges of two-million-dollar bribery the Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev does not admit his guilt at the interrogation. It is reported by TASS with reference to its source. Now, Ulyukaev is taken to the Basmanny Court, which will consider the investigation’s petition on measures of restraint. The investigation asks to place him under house arrest.
The Ulyukaev’s Deputy Evgeny Elin is appointed the Acting Minister of Economic Development, according to the press secretary of the Russian Prime Minister Natalia Timakova.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.