January 17
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The ex-minister of economic development of Russia Alexey Ulyukayev was found guilty of taking bribes. This was stated at Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow, where the verdict was announced to Ulyukayev December 15.

The punishment to Ulyukayev will be appointed later, Meduza reports. The prosecution demands a 10-year strict regime imprisonment and 500-million ruble fine for the ex-minister.

The defense insists on an acquittal.

Alexey Ulyukayev is accused of taking a bribe of $ 2 million in cash from the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin. Illegal remuneration, according to the prosecution, was received by Ulyukayev for the affirmative conclusion of the Ministry of Economic Development for a deal for Rosneft to buy shares in Bashneft. Ulyukayev categorically denies his guilt.

Igor Sechin was called to the court to testify for four times, but he did not appear, referring to a tight work schedule.

As a result, the court could not take into account the testimony of Sechin for the verdict, and the FSB general Oleg Feoktistov, who headed the security service of “Rosneft” during the detention Ulyukayev, became the only witness.

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