Former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, speaking in court with the last word, said that the evidence of his involvement in the bribery against him and there was a provocation.
Broadcast performances released on YouTube channel Life.
The former Minister said that during the investigation the victim first «witnessed», and then «disappeared between Khanty-Mansiysk and Rome, as well as dissolved synergistic effect of the transaction on privatization of «Rosneft».
Ulyukayev emphasised that his attitude was made a «monstrous provocation», the beneficiary of which «obvious».
«All that is necessary to investigate, and I’m sure it will be investigated. The investigation was quick to make a case, black case, white thread. I hope and am confident that the court will rise above the insinuations of the lie, will not allow to deprive the elderly of disabled parents of their son, the sole support in old age, and young children – father,» he said.
The former Minister noted that the only crime that compromises for the sake of career.
«I want to make a statement that I plead guilty. Guilty, of course, not that I then presented. I am guilty in another. For many years I tried to serve the citizens, something could be done for the good of the people, but as you know, for the country was not enough, if not done everything. I’m guilty of that often compromises, career and well-being put above principles, a hypocrite», he said.
The speaker added that, when he was in trouble began to realize how hard people live in Russia, and with what injustice they face.
«The rest of my life I devote to defending the rights of the people. Forgive me, people,» he concluded.
15 Nov 2016 Sledkom the Russian Federation announced the arrest of the speaker. According to Russian investigators, the official received from Sechin $2 million for the provision of a positive assessment, which allowed Rosneft to buy the state package of shares of «Bashneft».
The speaker refused to accept the blame. During the trial, he said it was a provocation of a bribe by the FSB. According to the former Minister, Sechin shortly before the meeting promised to treat him to a delicious wine.
The prosecution asked for speaker 10 years of strict regime colony. The Russian Prosecutor’s office believes that the actions by the former Minister «has undermined the authority of the government and its credibility».
Ulyukayev made the last word: the Rest of my life I devote to defending the rights of the people. Forgive me, people 07.12.2017