Kudrin doubts that the speaker had solicited a bribe
According to Kudrin, he can’t even imagine that the speaker could behave this way “with such a significant person with authority, as Sechin”.
MOSCOW, Nov 19 — RIA Novosti. Ex-Finance Minister of Russia, head of the Center for strategic research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin said that he could not imagine that a former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, in fact, could extort a bribe.
“We don’t know, so of course we need more information. My doubt is that all this could be associated with a difficult configuration in his talk on the territory of “Rosneft”, — Kudrin said in the program “Vesti on Saturday with Sergei Brilev” on TV channel “Russia 1”.
According to Kudrin, he can’t even imagine that the speaker could behave this way with “such a significant person with authority, as Sechin”.
“Questions still remain”, — said Kudrin.
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Business speaker — “a very sensitive issue for companies, which should be given timely and full information, then you can’t just hide,” said Kudrin.
Previously, the Moscow exchange forum in new York, former Minister of Finance made a mistake in the work of law enforcement. Then Kudrin recalled that there were cases when the detained officials were released after ascertaining the details of the case and removed the charges.
In the night of Tuesday Russia’s Investigative Committee announced that the speaker was caught red-handed when receiving a bribe in two million dollars for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive evaluation, which allowed Rosneft to acquire state-owned shares “Bashneft”. Now the former Minister is under house arrest until January 15.