December 9, 2016 / 6:33 AM / a year ago

Russia says continues investigation in case of ex-minister Ulyukayev

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Investigative Committee is continuing “active investigative activity” into the case of ex-economy minister Alexey Ulyukayev, the committee said on Friday.

Alexei Ulyukayev speaks during an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Ulyukayev was dismissed and put under house arrest in November over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from top oil producer Rosneft. His lawyer says he denies the charges.

writing by Denis Pinchuk; editing by Christian Lowe

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