Medvedev discussed the detention of the speaker with Putin

The Chairman of the government Dmitry Medvedev in the course of detention of the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev. As reported TASS the press service of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister had already discussed the matter with the President.

“The Prime Minister informed of the detention of the speaker, — have informed in a press-service. Prime Minister discussed the incident with the Russian President. The Cabinet also added that “the Prime Minister believes that it is necessary to conduct the most thorough investigation of this case”.

The night of 15 November, the Investigative Committee of Russia has informed on excitation against the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev criminal case on signs of the crime under part 6 St. 290 criminal code of Russian Federation — bribe reception in especially large size. The Minister is detained, in the near future he will be indicted.

According to investigators, the circumstances of the crime associated with obtaining Uljukaeva November 14, 2016 $2 million for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive evaluation, which allowed Rosneft to buy the state package of shares of “Bashneft”.

According to a source familiar with the investigation, the speaker was in the development of the law enforcement agencies not less than one year. Operational support of the case was conducted by Department of own safety of the FSB. Permission to wiretap, the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, the court issued at the end of the summer.