The speaker in court asked not to place him under house arrest

The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who is accused of bribe extortion in especially large size, has asked the court to elect him a more lenient preventive measure, the correspondent from the courtroom.

The investigation seeks house arrest of the speaker.

In these moments, the Basmanny court of Moscow is considering the issue of election of a measure of restraint in the attitude of the speaker.

About the detention of the Minister of economic development of the TFR was announced on the night of 15 November. He was detained on suspicion in receiving a bribe of $2 million for a positive evaluation, which has allowed “Rosneft” to acquire “Bashneft”.