MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. Russia’s former Finance Minister and Chairman of the Center for Strategic Research Alexei Kudrin has said that the sentence handed to former Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukayev is "horrible and unjustified."
"It is a terrible and unjustified sentence. Investigators showed poor skills, prosecutorial bias was clear. Unfortunately, nowadays many have to face such injustice," Kurdin wrote on Twitter.
On Friday, Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky Court sentenced Ulyukayev to eight years in a maximum security correctional facility and a 130-mln ruble ($2.2 mln) fine for taking a bribe. Ulyukayev, who remained under house arrest during the investigation, was taken into custody in the courtroom.