The former head of Ministry of economic development before his detention complained to the President of a major state Bank that he and his staff expeditiously worked on the documentation for the privatization of “Rosneft” shares “Bashneft” and received no gratitude, writes “Rosbalt”, citing a source in law enforcement bodies. He said that at this point, the conversations Ulyukayev has already been committed.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, Ulyukayev said that in the future “Rosneft” it is not necessary to wait for fast track work from his Department, adding that will continue to delay and obstruct everything that concerns the company. As writes “Rosbalt”, the banker promised to talk to Igor Sechin, calling him a “man of understanding”. In the case stated that the banker himself was not a party to the offence and any material interest had not.
After the investigators recorded the conversation of the speaker and Sechin. According to “Rosbalt”, the head of “Rosneft” invited speaker to come to his office at the Sofia embankment, on 14 November, around 18:00. The source notes that the speaker arrived at the appointed time and immediately called Sechin, but he replied that delayed the meeting.
The publication writes that the former head of the MAYOR was greeted and taken into the office with two suitcases, he took one of them, and the second helped him carry to the car one of the representatives of “Rosneft”. Near the car the speaker was detained by the FSB.
About the detention of Alexei Ulyukayev became known on the night of November 15. The next day, the Basmanny court put him under house arrest on charges of extortion and receiving $2 million for a positive decision on the privatization of shares of “Bashneft”.
The speaker does not recognize his guilt. He called the incident in the office of “Rosneft” provocation against Federal officials. The Prosecutor’s office, in turn, denied this version. First Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Alexander Buksman said that Prosecutor’s office acknowledged all the reasons and grounds for initiation of proceedings against the official, legitimate and reasonable.
Earlier that the speaker has received “Rosneft” a briefcase full of money, and the second helped him to convey to the car, informed sources of the newspaper “Kommersant”.