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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Putin about the arrest of the speaker: “sad fact” that has no impact

At the final press conference of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Peru in addition to issues directly related to the ending of the forum, journalists wished the head of state answers to other “hot” topics. For example, without discussing the arrest of former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Vladimir Putin diplomatically noticed that the comment “business speaker”, and other “disclosures” should law enforcement and the court, however, added that he considers the arrest of the Minister the sad fact.

“What is there to comment on?… This should be dealt with law enforcement and judicial authorities. Then we can say something in fact. But it’s a very sad fact,” – said Vladimir Putin at a press conference.

“However, this event did not affect my attitude to the government the Cabinet is working professionally, despite all the criticism (it is natural, because the government is always under special attention from the public)… But we are not without mistakes,” – said the President of the Russian Federation.

The President also stressed that the arrest of the former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev in no way affect the acquisition by the Corporation Rosneft state stake in Bashneft.

Speaking about the further work on the identification of cases of corruption and malpractice in the higher echelons of power, the head of state stressed that it will continue as the center and in the field.

“We will continue to do this work… Intolerant will treat any manifestations detailed kind. Law enforcement is not only detrimental to the business climate, but on the contrary only strengthen the business climate and Russia… Because everything, including our foreign partners should understand that regardless of official position, the law is applied equally to all”, – said Putin.

We will remind, the former head of the MAYOR Alexei Ulyukayev was detained November 15 when receiving a bribe of 2 million dollars for the issuance of economic development of a positive conclusion of Rosneft for the purchase of the state stake in Bashneft.

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