“It is unlikely that the detention of Mr. Ulyukayev can somehow be associated with a change in economic policy”, — quotes Dmitry Peskov “Interfax”. Moreover, questions of strategic development of the country are in the competence of the President, he added.
Press Secretary of the President also ruled that the former head of Ministry of economic development, Vladimir Putin dismissed after his arrest in connection with loss of trust, became a victim of political attacks. “As for any attacks and so on, most of it fiction. You know, Mr. speaker, is accused of receiving a bribe, that is corruption. I repeat — to be found guilty the court can only, but the actions are part of a deliberate policy to combat corruption”, — said Peskov.
The speaker was arrested on Monday and the next day sent under house arrest on charges of extorting bribes in “Rosneft” in the amount of $2 million for the approval of transactions for Bashneft. He considers his arrest as a provocation.
On the eve of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called the arrest of speaker “extraordinary event” and expressed the hope that this will not affect the work of Ministry. As Peskov, Medvedev said that the point speaker must put the court.
On Thursday, the Ministry hosted a meeting of Igor Shuvalov, the employees of the Ministry, said the Secretariat of the first Deputy Prime Minister. Order to hold the meeting gave Medvedev, wrote “Kommersant”. Shuvalov has assured employees of the Ministry of that Department for a long time without a Minister will not work.
The candidacy of the new Minister of economic development have not yet been presented to Putin, said on the eve of the Sands. On Thursday, he reiterated that this issue is not yet resolved. “Not defined”, — he told journalists (quoted by TASS).