The former head of Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev
Protection of the former head of Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who is accused of receiving a bribe, asks the court to allow him to give an interview to the media. This was stated by his lawyer Timothy Gridnev at the meeting of the court, which examines the complaint against his house arrest, reports “Interfax”.
“Our client considers necessary to convey to the public their point of view. In this connection we ask to allow Ulyukayev communication with representatives of mass media”, – said the lawyer.
According to him, the protection was taken subscription about nondisclosure of secrecy of the investigation, and the conditions of house arrest make it impossible for him to communicate with anyone except close relatives and participants of criminal proceedings.
In that case, if the court finds that it may interfere with the proceedings, the defense requests to allow him one phone interview with one of media.
In addition, the defense requests to allow ex-Minister a two-hour walk twice a day for health reasons, in that case, if the court finds it impossible to cancel house arrest.
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We will remind, the Russian Minister Ulyukayev was detained November 14. He is suspected of receiving $ 2 million. the bribes issued by the Ministry of economic development the positive evaluation that allowed PJSC “NC “Rosneft” to buy a package of shares of JSC “Bashneft” in the amount of 50%.
On 15 November, the court sent him under house arrest. At the hearing the investigator said that Ulyukayev denied the charges and refused to testify. In turn, the speaker stated that it was not refused, and refrained from testifying. He stressed that maximum is configured to cooperate with the investigation.
Later, Putin fired Ulyukayev Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation in connection with the “loss of confidence”.