2 Oct 2017 12:28

Prosecution witnesses in Ulyukayev case again fail to come to court

MOSCOW. Oct 2 (Interfax) - The witnesses for the state prosecution have again failed to appear in court for a hearing of the criminal case against former Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, charged with corruption, due to which the prosecutors continued reading the case materials.

"We request to continue reading the materials today," state prosecutor Boris Neporozhny said at Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Monday.

The prosecutors plan to read several volumes of the case on Monday. The state prosecutor is now reading protocols related to seizures, examination of documents, data from police photoboards, and other documents.

It is the second hearing to which witnesses for the prosecution have failed to show up. The prosecutors have named 30 witnesses, of which 12 have already been questioned.

The most highly anticipated witness in the case is Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin. However, it is currently unknown when he will be summoned to court.