Detention of Ulyukaev beyond Medvedev’s understanding
He called the incident a "serious event", adding that the President shares his position.
The Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called the detention of the Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev a "serious event" for the Government, and said he could not believe what happened.
"Of course, it is a serious event for power structures and for the Government as well. What happened yesterday is beyond my understanding. I discussed the incident with the President yesterday. He has the same opinion," – Medvedev said, speaking at a meeting of the Edinaya Rossia (United Russia political party) faction on Tuesday.
The lawyers asked not to put Ulyukaev under arrest "due to the economic situation in the country."
However, as the Prime Minister announced, "within the limits of legislation, the investigation of the incident must be held with maximum attention and due diligence.”
"I mean all the basic procedural principles and decision-making system of the criminal law and the criminal procedure code", - the Prime Minister said.
Ulyukaev was arrested November 14 on suspicion of taking $ 2 million bribe. According to investigators, the money was given to the high-ranking official for the Ministry’s approval for purchase of Bashneft's governmental stakes. With regard to Ulyukaev, a criminal case was initiated under part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale).
The Basmanny Court of Moscow put him under house arrest until mid-January, satisfying a petition of the investigation.
According to lawyer Timofey Gridnev, the Minister does not recognize his guilt and calls the incident a provocation.
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