Assistant and press Secretary to the former head of Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who is after the criminal case about bribery sacked the country’s President in connection with loss of trust, Elena Lashkina has announced his retirement from the Department.
“Friends and colleagues. Unexpectedly soon ended my contract at the Ministry of economic development) However, the press service of the MAYOR continues to take requests to the press centre (contacts on the website). Always in touch with you. Your Elena laskina”, – she wrote on his page in Facebook.
Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained at office “Rosneft” on November 14. He is suspected of extortion and receiving a bribe of $ 2 million for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive evaluation, which allowed Rosneft to acquire state-owned shares “Bashneft”. Basmanny court of Moscow sent to speaker under house arrest until 15 January, and the President of the Russian Federation removed him from his post due to “loss of confidence”.
November 21 “Novaya Gazeta” wrote that the arrest of the speaker is associated with the war of the groups of security forces. According to the newspaper, talking about the opposition group of the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin and opponents of the Federal security service (FSB) of the Russian Federation.
As told sources, development of a speaker was conducted over several months. According to interlocutors of publication, the case was handled in the summer took the post of head of the security service of “Rosneft” Oleg Feoktistov, shortly before transferred to reserve an FSB General and head of the Department “K” of the FSB Ivan Tkachev.
Simultaneously, Russian President Vladimir Putin saidthat the arrest of the former Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation will not affect the acquisition by Rosneft of state-owned stake of “Bashneft”, and also spoke about the search for the worthy candidate on a post of the new head of Ministry of economic development.
First, responding to journalists ‘ questions, Putin said that he has nothing to say on the “case speaker”. “Well here to comment? This ultimately should comment on law enforcement and judicial authorities”, – said the President.
Putin also added that Russian authorities “will continue to have zero tolerance for any manifestations of this kind.” “Everyone should know – and our partners, and within the country – we all should understand and know that regardless of the official position of someone else, the law is applied equally to all”, – assured the head of state.