Former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, who is currently under house arrest on charges of accepting bribes, told the correspondent of REN-TV while Jogging in the Park that his health was “excellent”. The channel published the video of the conversation with the former Minister.
“Excellent,” replied the former Minister of the channel in question about his health.
Commenting on his poor health, he added, “No wait!”
On other questions of journalists, including arrest and a criminal investigation conducted against the former Minister, the speaker did not answer.
Earlier, on April 12, Moscow’s Basmanny court on three months extended the house arrest of the former Minister, and allowed him two hours of walks a day. The speaker insisted on a milder measure of restraint. According to “RIA Novosti”, the defendant complained that suffers from atherosclerosis, hypertension and other diseases associated with the vascular system. The investigation took into account the positive characteristics Ulyukayev, the presence of his family and health, said at the meeting, the investigator novel Nesterov. So, the TFR had allowed the accused to attend treatment and rehabilitation center, to change the measure of restraint for it was not needed.
The case speaker that is known at the moment
Alexei Ulyukayev, was arrested in November 2016 in the office of “Rosneft” during receiving a bribe of $2 million (over 130 million); According to investigators, the money was intended to the Minister for the issuance by the economic development Ministry and the positive opinion, which ultimately allowed Rosneft to buy a stake in Bashneft. Itself the speaker does not recognize his guilt. After the arrest, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree dismissing him from his post in connection with loss of trust.