The “threat” of ex-Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev gave the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, the Chairman of a large state-owned banks, according to the Agency “Rosbalt” with reference to anonymous source in law enforcement bodies.

The source claims that during a conversation with the head of the Bank talks Ulyukayev has already been committed. During the discussions the former Minister had allegedly stated that he personally and his administration in an expedited manner, almost around the clock, worked on the preparation of the documentation necessary to make the deal for the purchase of “Bashneft”, “Rosneft” took place as fast as possible. The speaker allegedly resented the fact that no thanks for it was he, “his staff” and a number of others have not received. He also said that from this point on the line of his Department will be obstructing and delaying everything for the oil company. These words a result in the future regarded as a threat. The Bank’s President, according to the source of “Rosbalt”, the speaker reassured and promised that he would speak about it with “Igor Ivanovich” (Sechin, head of Rosneft), calling it “understanding”.

The publication says that the head of the state Bank “was in a confidential relationship with the Minister of economic development and head of “Rosneft”.

Previously, the newspaper “Kommersant” has drawn attention to the strange statement of the investigation that the speaker threatened Sechin. Ex-Minister, we will remind, accuse that it has received $ 2 million for issued a positive assessment of the Department, which allowed Rosneft to buy back the state of 50.08% of shares of “Bashneft”. The newspaper in this regard indicates that the transaction has been approved by President Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev, and funds from privatization of “Bashneft” has already arrived in the budget, and because “the result of published information does not answer the question, what exactly could threaten state-owned companies, the head of the Ministry.”

On the eve of former Finance Minister and head of CSR Alexei Kudrin also commented on the detention of the speaker, according to the investigation, red-handed: according to the financier, the Minister of economic development, in principle, could not talk in such a tone with such “authority” as Sechin and get the money in the office of “Rosneft” – “so it is not accepted”.

It is known that the speaker heads the Supervisory Council of VTB Bank. The head of VTB Andrey Kostin on Sunday said that the Bank plans to elect a new Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the meeting to be held on December 14, reports “Interfax”.

In relation to the speaker a criminal case, he was charged under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (“Receiving bribes a person holding state position of the Russian Federation, with extortion of a bribe in especially large size”). Basmanny court of Moscow under the petition of investigatory Committee of Russia has placed the speaker under house arrest until January 15.

The former Minister is the only person involved in this case. The investigation emphasized that the transaction on purchase of “Bashneft”, “Rosneft” have no complaints.

The media learned about the mediation of the head of the state Bank in the dialogue of the speaker with Sechin 20.11.2016

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