The Kremlin is not ready to discuss the replacement of the arrested former head of the MAYOR speaker
The Kremlin is not ready to talk about the appointment of a successor Alexei Ulyukayev Minister of economic development. Answering a question of journalists, whether in the Kremlin to talk about the appointment of the new Minister of economic development, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said, “No”, reports “Interfax”.
Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained at office “Rosneft” on 14 November on suspicion in 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 officials under house arrest until 15 January, and the President removed him from his post due to “loss of confidence”. While the place of the speaker temporarily appointed his Deputy, Yevgeny Yelin.
On the eve of Putin, commenting on the arrest of the speaker, said recently discussed with members of the government candidates for the vacant post and that there are “at least three or four candidates”, but no concrete names did not name.
Earlier, first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov at a meeting with employees of the Ministry of economic development, commissioned by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, to calm them after the arrest of the chief, assured that the Ministry will be long without a leader. However, no names in this regard again was not called. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on a question about the candidate for the presidency of the MAYOR replied: “Not defined”.
The newspaper “Kommersant” referring to own sources writes that the candidate for the post of Minister of economic development of Russia is now arrested Alexei Ulyukayev started looking in September, i.e. more than a month before the history with detention. According to the newspaper, among the discussed candidates, was former economy Minister Andrei Belousov, the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Ksenia Yudaeva first Deputy head of the government apparatus Maxim Akimov.
21 Nov informresurs RNS , citing a source in the Ministry of economic development and Federal officials called them among the main contenders for the vacant post. However, according to “Kommersant”, all of the above persons are considering this option as reducing their capacity and lowering.
Earlier sources of the TV channel “Rain”, told about the discussion in the government the resignation of the speaker. A senior Federal official in an interview with reporters criticized the work of the Minister. He argued that in recent time the speaker did not actively work. Another official said that the reports of the speaker was not happy with at the meetings.
After the arrest of the Minister of RBC , citing a source familiar with Ulyukaev reported that the former head of the MAYOR at the end of October has resigned. It was three weeks before his arrest. According to the source, the speaker put the statement on the table, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev immediately after the completion of the acquisition by Rosneft of state-owned shares “Bashneft” (the deal ended on 12 October). The source also said that Ulyukayev pressured, forcing them to authorize the transaction. According to him, “everyone knew” that the speaker is going to soon quit.