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Ulyukayev sentenced to 8 years in a strict regime colony

Radio Liberty 15.12.2017 at 12:17

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, non-profit information service funded by the U.S. Congress, broadcasting to the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East and Russia.

Zamoskvoretskiy Moscow court on Friday found former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of receiving bribes from the head of "Rosneft" Igor Sechin and sentenced him to eight years in a strict regime. The court decided to take the speaker into custody. He was fine at 130 million rubles. During sentencing, the defense announced that it will be appealed. He Ulyukayev called the ruling unfair and said that it will "continue to fight". The prosecution sought for ex-Minister 10 years of strict regime, and also asked the court to impose a fine in the amount of 500 million rubles.