The Kremlin declined to comment on the Prosecutor’s demand to put Ulyukayev

Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov did not comment by the Prosecutor proposed the punishment for the former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev on charges of receiving bribes from the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin. His words on Monday, 4 December, the correspondent “”.

“In any way. We do not comment on it,” said Sands, answering the request of journalists to assess the state prosecution requested the sentence for the former Minister.

Earlier on 4 December, during the debate of the parties the public Prosecutor asked court to sentence Ulyukayev to 10 years in strict regime colony and a fine of 500 million rubles. The representative of state charge asked to ban former Minister to hold certain positions for 10 years after serving his sentence, deprived of his rank of state Councilor and state awards.

Press Secretary of the President has repeatedly refused to comment on the case speaker, Recalling that this question can be put only by the court. Peskov also said that Putin is aware of that. On November 17, he told reporters that the President knows that the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin did not appear in court on the case of former Minister of economic development, despite the fact that he was twice invited by the agenda. “He knows the media is misleading. Of course, all digests this information is passed”, — said Peskov.

Speaker was detained November 14, 2016 on suspicion in extortion of a bribe in “Rosneft”. The investigation claims that he demanded money from the head of the Corporation Igor Sechin for a positive conclusion about the possibility to purchase state-owned shares “Bashneft”. During the arrest of the Minister was found to have a large bag, which turned out to be two million dollars in denominations of 100 dollars. After excitation of criminal case Minister sacked.

Background: the speaker demanded to put for 10 years