Peskov told about the report to Putin about the operation to arrest speaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin from the very beginning had all the information on the progress of operational development the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who was detained on suspicion in extortion of a bribe. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a statement by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“The President, of course, presented (on the detention of the speaker), he knows. He was actually reported at the beginning of the rapid development, that is, he had all the information”, — said Peskov.

Press Secretary of the President once again drew attention that it is a very serious accusation against the Minister, stressing that “the verdict to pronounce on the viability of these allegations can only be the court.”

Night 15 November, Russia’s Investigative Committee announced the charges against the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev criminal case on signs of the crime under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (bribery 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.