Bloomberg: Putin has supported public disclosure of the conversation Sechin with Ulyukaev about the “basket of sausage”
Public disclosure in court records of the conversation the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin and ex-Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, during which mentioned the controversial “basket with sausage”, which later became a meme, was supported by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, if not ordered to do it. About it to Agency Bloomberg said two people familiar with the situation source.
Sechin previously said the actions of the Prosecutor, which the court in the case of the speaker disclosed the conversation the head of “Rosneft” and the ex-Minister, “professional cretinism”. “Even the thought should not arise, what can be made public! There is the information containing a state secret,” – said the head of the oil company in an interview to “Kommersant”.
The transcript of the conversation with Sechin Ulyukaev was presented to the Prosecutor of Zamoskvoretsky court, where the case is heard ex-Minister, 5 September. It follows from this that in the course of the conversation held between the head of “Rosneft” and Ulyukaev before the arrest of the latter, mentioned a certain “basket of sausage”.
After the arrest of the speaker this basket, and also the locked bag with the alleged bribe was discovered by police in the trunk of the car of the Minister, locked away from the office “Rosneft”. In the bag, investigators found $ 2 million. He Ulyukayev argued that in the bag is a wine gifted by a friend.
Alexei Ulyukayev accused of receiving bribes for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive opinion on the transaction, which allowed Rosneft to buy back the state of 50.08% of shares of “Bashneft”. The trial began on 16 August. Ex-Minister threatens till 15 years of imprisonment. The speaker is under house arrest in his apartment in the Minsk street in Moscow.
The former Minister pleaded not guilty. According to him, against him by the FSB, made bribes, organized on the basis of knowingly false denunciation Sechin and holding then a post of the head of the security service of “Rosneft” FSB General Oleg Feoktistov.