The Russian Foreign Ministry began active steps to protect the head of "Uralkali" Vladislav Baumgertner, who was arrested yesterday in Minsk. The Russian Embassy in Belarus expect to meet with the prisoner today, and to clarify the situation under the leadership of the Prosecutor General of the country. The Russian lawyer and mother of Mr. Baumgertner have already arrived to Minsk.
The Russian Embassy in Minsk hopes that today in the afternoon, the consuls will be able to meet with the prisoner yesterday the head of "Uralkali" Vladislav Baumgertner. However, as reported "Interfax-West" Counsellor of the Russian Embassy in Minsk Vladimir Marchuk, is the official answer to the note of the meeting did not receive the embassy. He explained that "the Belarusian side never let such meetings because they fit into bilateral agreements." In Minsk have already arrived and the mother of Mr Baumgertner Russian lawyer "Uralkali".
Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov going throughout the day to discuss the situation surrounding the arrest with the leadership of the Prosecutor General of the country. Under SFAs Russian Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin has said that the failure of the Belarusian authorities to release Vladislav Baumgertner be regarded Russia as a step that does not meet the allied relations between the two states. "We believe this situation is absolutely unacceptable and we hope that the clarifications will be given, as a Russian citizen will be released. Otherwise, it could be interpreted as an action that does not match the allied nature of our relationship, and may affect the schedule of contacts at the political level ", - he" Interfax said. "
Moscow has already expressed its position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko. He was invited to the Foreign Ministry, where he was declared the inadmissibility of the detention of the General Director of "BRIC". "The Russian side stated that the detention of the businessman, who was in Belarus at the invitation of the head of the government to address the important issues of the Russian-Belarusian economic cooperation is unacceptable", - stressed in the Foreign Ministry. They say that the arrest and deployed vokrg of this information campaign can affect the schedule of Russian-Belarusian contacts at the political level. Moscow demands the release of Russian citizens and the relevant explanations of what happened, stressed the Foreign Ministry. Ambassador of Belarus, in turn, promised to convey the position of Moscow to his leadership. So far, the Belarusian government has refrained from comment.
Meanwhile, "Uralkali" appointed Acting General Director Chief Engineer Yevgeny Kotlyar company. He held this post since April 2012. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Kotlyar was the head of the Directorate for the production of "Uralkali". Investors are still restrained react to the scandal around the company. Its shares rose today by 0.2%, as a whole since the arrest of Vladislav Baumgertner ad decline was 3.2% on the MICEX index falling by 1.2%.