Kadyrov has accused the speaker of deliberately obstructing the transfer of “Chechenneftekhimprom” Republic
The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov after the meeting of the anti-corruption Commission of the Republic said that the former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, who is under house arrest on charges of taking bribes, intentionally interfere with the transfer of the “enterprise Chechenneftekhimprom” the property of the Republic. About this he wrote on his page in Instagram.
“The letters have resolution of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, there is a positive conclusion of a legal assignment. But the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, now former, hindered the decision without any justification. Now it became clear that we didn’t really know how to act to obtain the signature of Mr. speaker,” – said Kadyrov.
The head of Chechnya expressed confidence that the Russian regions can more successfully develop if Federal agencies become more responsible attitude to the outcome. “We are well aware of the financial and economic problems, understand the necessity of austerity. But paring down the budget to help the provinces when they seek to make up for the missing funds by attracting investments”, – said Kadyrov.
Minister Ulyukayev was detained November 14, when receiving a bribe in two million dollars for issued a positive assessment of the Department, which allowed Rosneft to buy back the state of 50.08% of shares of “Bashneft”.
According to investigators, the speaker, extorting bribes, threatened the representatives of “Rosneft”. While the company Igor Sechin, in the office, which received a bribe to the Minister of economic development Ulyukayev, the investigation was not interested. It was also reported that the development of the Minister was held with the direct participation of the head of the security service of “Rosneft” Oleg Feoktistov.
After the arrest of the speaker there were different versions about the causes of events. On one of them, the Minister became a victim of infighting because of the privatization of shares of “Rosneft”. “Now Sechin is struggling with Alekperov (head of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov. – Approx. NEWSru.com), and because of this, arrested the speaker. The drama of the story Ulyukaev shows that the probability of purchase “Rosneft” “LUKOIL” was great. A couple of weeks ago, when Putin was in Astrakhan, he invited Alekperov to his car and suggested him to buy sold a package of “Rosneft”. Sechin has realized that you need to actively confront this scenario. This is exactly what he’s doing right now”, – said political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky “Open Russia”.
At the end of last year, the media wrotethat the President of Russia Vladimir Putin supported the proposal of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov to transfer to the Republic of one of its two major oil-producing assets “Chechenneftekhimprom”. The economy Ministry has confirmed reporters that the head of state instructed the government to consider the relevant draft documents.
Now the company is wholly owned by the government, and manages leasehold “Rosneft”. According to Kadyrov, the significant potential “of Chechenneftekhimprom”, not associated with oil refining, is almost never used. Speech, in particular, on land resources and infrastructure: Chechen authorities want to build a plant for the production of lithium-ion batteries (KOKAM agreement with Korea signed in 2014).
Kadyrov also believes that the inclusion of the “Chechenneftekhimprom” in the forecast plan of privatization for 2014-2016 “casts doubt on the possibility of completion as specified in the project and others planned for implementation in subsequent years”, and therefore better asset to transfer to the Republic. It is assumed that this will not prejudice the interests of “Rosneft”, because it only leases of real property oil complex.
According to official figures, oil production in Chechnya drops sharply decreased over the last six years eight times. Now the stocks of Chechnya is estimated at approximately 60 million tons of oil. “Rosneft” actually controls the production in the Republic: it also owns 51% of “Grozneftegas”, created in 2000 on the basis of oil assets of Chechnya. The media noted that “Grozneftegaz” Chechnya is not intended, because it would be difficult to Finance the maintenance of production.
“Chechenneftekhimprom” controlled by two oil refineries, several plants repair of oil and gas equipment, equipment for oil production, as well as storage tanks and infrastructure. The Republic’s authorities have repeatedly raised the issue of the transfer of assets on its balance sheet, indicating the poor performance of Rosneft, the loss of jobs and taxes.
Note that Chechen businessmen asked him to convey “Chechenneftekhimprom” the property of the Republic in 2006. However, this initiative was included in the draft law on special economic conditions for Chechnya, which found support in the ranks of deputies of the State Duma. Proposed in the document is very radical measures were considered by the lower house of the Parliament as an attempt to separate the economy of Chechnya from the rest of Russia, and there is not far to the next attempt of political separatism.