The interrogation of another witness in the case of the speaker was under threat

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka-Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev at the meeting of the Zamoskvoretsky court. 13 Nov 2017The interrogation of another witness in the case of the speaker was under threat© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

FSB asked not to interrogate in court of his operatives who participated in the «development» Alexei Ulyukayev, arguing that his business trip.

«Had previously been summoned to appear in court. The court received a letter SEB (economic security Service) FSB that caused the senior Lieutenant Alexander Kalinichenko is on a business trip. (FSB) is asked to remove from the agenda of the court call him in for questioning,» — said Monday the judge Larisa Semenova.

In what role Lieutenant Kalinichenko participated in the investigation, is unclear.

Today’s meeting was supposed to be the head of «Rosneft» Igor Sechin as a key witness for the prosecution, but the court’s top Manager was not, reason unknown. According to the judge, «Rosneft» refused to take police officers to the agenda.

Exactly Sechin, in cooperation with the FSB handed the former Minister a bag with 2 million dollars, which the consequence considers as a bribe for the issue of a statement, which allowed Rosneft to acquire the government’s stake in Bashneft.

According to the defense, the speaker was convinced that the bag was lying wine. The former Minister said that he regarded the incident as a provocation.

The speaker was the first in the modern history of Russia the Federal Minister arrested for corruption. He faces up to 15 years in prison.