Uralkali case may involve more people
14:27, — Politics
Belarusian citizens may be involved in the criminal case against Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner.
This statement was made by spokesman of the Belarusian Investigation Committee Pavel Traulka on Wednesday in Minsk, RIA Novosti reports.
“New evidence regarding illegal activity of the persons involved in the case, including Belarusian citizens, was obtained,” Traulka said.
He noted that the Investigation Committee of Belarus sent information about the “potash” criminal case to the Russian Investigative Committee on its request.
“We sent some information relating to the criminal case to the Investigative Committee of Russia on its request. Another piece of information is being prepared for sending to the Russian IC,” Traulka said.
“Taking into account the principled position of the Russian Investigative Committee in dealing with criminal cases relating economic crimes, we suppose that the investigation of this criminal case will be carried out together by the Belarusian and Russian committees,” Traulka added.
Uralkali company found itself in the centre of the international scandal in late August. The Belarusian authorities detained the company's chief executive officer Vladislav Baumgertner during his visit to Minsk and put Suleiman Kerimov on the international wanted list. Both may face up to 10 years in prison for abuse of power.