The Kremlin does not consider the detention of the Minister of economic development Alexei speaker, the reason for the resignation of the government. This told the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports channel “Rain”.
“Don’t see the connection. We are talking about the personal accusations that are not based, recognition of a Minister or individuals responsible. The more absurd to speak of a collective responsibility,” Peskov said to journalists on Tuesday.
The representative of the Kremlin once again stressed that Vladimir Putin was informed about the investigative actions in respect of the Minister from the very beginning of its development. Peskov did not comment on when this happened, noting that this process took “considerable time”. At the same time Putin “exchanged information” about what is happening with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said Peskov, quoted by TASS.
“Clearly, the investigating authorities put forward very serious accusations that require very careful consideration and very weighty evidence”, – said the press Secretary of the President. “In any case, this evidence may recognize as significant, and speaker – guilty by the court,” he concluded.
The head of state has not yet taken a decision on the resignation of the speaker, also said Sands. “I do not know that President Putin took the decision on resignation or on his own, or by the Chairman of the government”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Peskov also stressed that anti-corruption activities are carried out “consistently, systematically, indiscriminately, regardless of position.” “However, for the periods of presidency of Vladimir Putin, if you remember, was the detention of the incumbent Deputy Minister,” – said Peskov. “The charges, however, were not substantiated in court then. I mean Storchak (Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak is approx. NEWSru.com), “- said Peskov, explaining that “there are different situations”.
Sergei Storchak, who was mentioned Peskov, was arrested on 15 November 2007 in the framework of criminal case about attempt of plunder of budgetary funds. It, along with the CEO of JSC “Sodeksim” Victor Zaharov and the head of the Board of Directors of Interregional investment Bank, Vadim Volkov was accused of attempted fraud. Deputy Finance Minister during the investigation, spent 11 months in jail, then was released on his own recognizance. And in January 2011, the case against Storchak was dismissed for lack of evidence of a crime.
Replying Tuesday to a question about why the President still has not sent in resignation of the speaker, Dmitry Peskov emphasized that “for dismissal required of sufficient reason” – in his words, “we need primary information, which is supported by arguments, the seriousness of which corresponds to the severity of the accusations against”.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev “signed a decree on imposing temporary duties of the Minister of economic development Deputy economic development Minister Yevgeny Ivanovich yellin”.
In Peru, where from 17 to 23 November, will host a Summit of the countries participating in the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers of trade and foreign Affairs of APEC economies Russian delegation will be headed by Deputy Minister of economic development, Stanislav Voskresensky, said TASS press-Secretary of the Ministry of economic development, assistant Minister Elena Lashkina. Earlier it was reported that Peru had to drive Alexei Ulyukayev.
The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev was arrested on Monday while accepting a bribe of 2 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”. In the UK noted that questions to the transaction for the sale of shares of “Bashneft” company “Rosneft” in investigation no.