The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the “assignment interim” Minister of economic development, Deputy Minister Evgeny Elin, reports TASS with reference to the press-Secretary of Prime Minister Natalia Timakova.
Previously, “Interfax” with reference to its sources reported that the acting head of the Ministry appointed Deputy Minister Alexei Vedev, and the corresponding document was allegedly signed before the arrest of the speaker.
The Agency explained that prior to that, the acting Minister of economic development was Elin, but after he went on a business trip and acting head of Department became Vedev. The news Agency did not specify, in this connection, Elin became acting Minister, but we know that at the end of last week the speaker was ill.
Ulyukayev, who served as Minister of economic development 2013, arrested on suspicion in extortion of a bribe, said on the night of 15 November the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR). According to investigators, the Minister has received $2 million in Agency issued a positive evaluation, which allowed Rosneft to carry out the acquisition of a state block of shares of “Bashneft”.
Now the speaker delivered to the Basmanny court, which will make the decision about election to it measures of restraint. TFR asked me to send him under house arrest.
About the arrest of the Minister became known in the night, but at night it is not questioned, stressed in the TFR. On Tuesday afternoon the Minister was charged with receiving a bribe with extortion in especially large amount (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code).
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin has not yet taken a decision on the resignation of the speaker. “For dismissal required of sufficient reason, not the primary information, and the information that, say, supported by relevant arguments, the seriousness of which corresponds to the severity of charges”, — he said.