VTB group, whose investment Bank “VTB Capital” was the organizer of privatization of a controlling stake in Bashneft, officially statedthat he had not received “complaints” from law enforcement officers about this transaction.

“We also did not take part in any investigative actions, for us the events of this night were the same news, as with all”, – stated in the second statement of capitalization of the banking groups in Russia.

In the night of Tuesday, we will remind, the representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia reported that Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev detained on suspicion of receiving $ 2 million for a “positive” rating 50% of shares of “Bashneft”, recently purchased by Rosneft. The investigative Committee reports directly to President Vladimir Putin, who, as reported by his press Secretary, knew about the operation against the speaker.

The speaker is the head of the Supervisory Council of VTB. VTB noted that he was appointed to this position on the basis of the Directive of the government. According to Reuters, the Minister of economic development was close to the influential head of the Bank VTB and the same group, Andrei Kostin.
The newspaper “Vedomosti” in this context, recalls that in the summer, many government officials and Kremlin openly spoke against the admission of “Rosneft” to privatization of “Bashneft” , and Alexei Ulyukayev said that legally “Rosneft” can be tolerated.

The decision about sale of state block of shares of “Bashneft” company “Rosneft” was adopted because it offered the most, said the Minister at a later date. No privatization auction is not held because it is the only company that submitted a binding bid at a premium to the price the appraiser (297-315 billion), he explained.

However, as found out the edition, other candidates investconsult government, i.e. the aforementioned “VTB Capital”, didn’t even offer to send a claim. Rosneft has taken the initiative on their own.

“The company has received only one letter from “VTB the Capital” to take part in the privatization, which said agreement, after this was only an estimate of the appraiser, all waiting for the terms of privatization, of the auction date – and then everyone will know what to buy “Rosneft” – says one of the contenders. The Bank did not invite other candidates as have not received corresponding instructions from the Ministry of economic development and government, said people involved in the sale of “Bashneft”.

VTB: law enforcement authorities have no claims to the privatization of “Bashneft” 18.11.2016

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