Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin has not yet taken a decision on the resignation was accused of bribery of Minister of economic development
“I do not know that President Putin took the decision on resignation or on his own, or on recommendation of the Prime Minister [Dmitry Medvedev]” Peskov said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Reporters also asked Peskov, for some reason, Vladimir Putin, knowing about investigations, not firing speaker before the arrest. “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.
According to the press Secretary, Putin and Medvedev have exchanged information about the operational design of the speaker. Peskov added that the development “took a lot of time,” but refused to specify when exactly it started.
Answering the question about why the Minister was detained in the night time, Peskov referred it to law enforcement agencies, reports “Interfax”. The investigative Committee did not mention the exact time of detention of the speaker, but reported it on the night of 15 November.