19 March 2019, Tuesday, 19:04
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Media: Russian Plant's CEO Detained In Belarus

The Bryanskselmash CEO left for Belarus on June 30 and stopped getting in touch.

Valery Suleev, the CEO of the Russian-Belarusian enterprise Bryanskselmash, was arrested in Minsk, Russian media reported citing anonymous sources.

According to bryansktoday.ru, Valery Suleev left for Belarus on June 30 and stopped getting in touch. Allegedly, the Vice-Premier of Belarus Uladzimir Siamashka ordered to arrest him, the newspaper writes.

BryanskSselmash was established as a joint venture of Homselmash and Bryanskselkhozmash in August 2005. The main activities of the enterprise are the production and sale of agricultural machinery and spare parts for it, as well as warranty service and maintenance of its products.

It is possible, that Suleev's detention is connected with the criminal case against the managers of one of the enterprises of the Homselmash concern – OJSC Homel Casting and Standard Parts Plant. According to the materials of the criminal case, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the plant and the head of the department organized a purchase from one of the regular suppliers of components for the needs of the plant. For a favorable solution of the issue, the CEO of the supplier enterprise gave them a bribe of 1 million Russian rubles (almost 16 thousand USD).

"As a result of operational search activities, the defendants of the criminal case, including the briber, were detained by law enforcers. The suspects are taken into custody. Materials on the case are being prepared for bringing charges against them," – the Investigative Committee of Belarus said on July 6.

Belarusian law enforcers have not officially confirmed the detention of Suleev.