Kasyanov said the sentence Ulyukayev harsh and revealing

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobelka Ulyukayev during sentencing in Zamoskvoretsky court. 15 Dec 2017Kasyanov said the sentence Ulyukayev harsh and revealing© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the party PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov told RIA Novosti that he considers severe and exemplary sentence pronounced on Friday, the former head of the Ministry Alexei Ulyukayev.

The Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow on Friday issued a decision on the most high-profile case of corruption in recent years: Ulyukayev was sentenced to eight years of penal colony for bribe reception in 2 million dollars from the head of «Rosneft» Igor Sechin. Additionally, 61-year-old Ulyukayev, the most senior convicted bribe-taker in modern Russian history – was sentenced to a fine of 130 million rubles and eight-year ban to work in government service after his release.

The interlocutor of the Agency noted that «the trial was held with a huge procedural violations». «And in such a situation – such curulewski sentence. Of course, I see this as a punishment — exponential violence. Of course, defiantly harsh sentence. I see what harsh sentences, at least according to Ulyukayev, we see, it is not based on any real facts», — said Kasyanov, RIA Novosti reported.

In his opinion, soon there will be other «things».

«Be still now condemning, including among law enforcement officials before the election. This is required to demonstrate the authority of the citizens that it applies to all, whether liberal-minded Ministers who are corrupt, whether to investigators or police officers and so on — it applies to all strictly the same. I think that will be until the end of the year, in the coming days, the sentences in different ways (cases), maybe in January there will be», — said Kasyanov.

As he read out the sentence to Alexey Ulyukayev — online-report RIA Novosti >>

Read more about the case of former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, see help RIA Novosti >>

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