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Uralkali CEO charged with embezzlement, says president of Belarus

8:13 AM MDT | October 11, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Alexandr Lukashenko, president of Belarus told Russian journalists at today’s press briefing that the charges against the CEO of potash major Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) Vladislav Baumgertner, have been changed from abuse of office to embezzlement on the back of new evidence. Baumgertner, who was arrested at Minsk airport on 26 August, committed a crime, Lukashenko told the briefing. Belarus is willing to extradite Baumgertner to Russia if that country is willing to investigate the case. The president said that Baumgertner caused more damage to Russia than...

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