Crimean Deputy Prime Minister detained on bribery charges

Crimean Deputy Prime Minister detained on bribery charges

Deputy prime minister of Crimea’s government Vitaly Nakhlupin was detained for two months by the Moscow court decision for alleged bribe-taking.

Crimea's deputy prime minister, Igor Mikhailichenko, said in a statement earlier that he had informed the peninsula’s head Sergei Aksyonov about the detainment.

Mikhailichenko said the details of the case cannot be disclosed as an investigation is under way, RFE/RL reported.

Aksyonov said in a statement on Facebook that Nakhlupin’s detention was linked to investigations against unspecified regional officials and state "structures."

Nakhlupin, 52, has served as Crimea's deputy prime minister since January 2016. He previously led the Crimean parliament's committee for economic, financial, and tax policies.

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