The head of “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais, commenting on the arrest of the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, said that he found it “difficult to believe” that he could take a bribe. About this he wrote on his page in Facebook.
“First of all, I understand that my comrade Nikita Belykh got in trouble and seems to be in serious trouble. I understand that the investigation confidently said — it’s a bribe. He White not guilty and says he took money for the needs of the Kirov (if I understand correctly from the Internet). Then there is a whole list of difficult questions — who were taken? Whether to give for this preference? Legit or not? What needs?”, — I wrote to Chubais.
“I know him for about 15 years, hard to believe that Nikita could take a bribe”, — said the head of “RUSNANO”.
He stressed that before making any conclusions about the arrest of White, it is necessary to hear the answers of Nikita to all of these questions and understand his position.”
Nikita Belykh was detained June 24, in a Moscow restaurant. As told RBC source in law enforcement bodies, employees of the RCDS in conjunction with the FSB detained him with the receipt of €100 thousand in the business centre Lotte Plaza at Novinsky Boulevard, building 8.
White is accused of receiving a bribe in especially large amount (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code). According to investigators, the Governor in several stages received €400 thousand for the aid giver, whose identity is unknown, and controlled them JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” and LLC “Forest management company”.
On Saturday, June 25, the Basmanny court of Moscow arrested White until 24 August. During the meeting, the Governor stated that he considers himself innocent. As told to the investigator, White does not deny receipt of the money, but explains their purpose needs of Kirov.