Head of Belarusian national telecommunications company detained in Minsk

The General Director of the leading telecommunications company Beltelecom, Sergey Sivoedov, was detained and taken into custody in Belarus. He was arrested for allegedly receiving a 15 thousand euros bribe from an unnamed Russian citizen, who was also arrested. According to the Radio Liberty, in the press release of the country’s Committee for State Security (KGB), the arrested Russian national is marked with the letter “K”.

The investigators believe that Sivoedov received a bribe from a Russian citizen for assistance in the supply of telecommunications equipment. During the search, 470 thousand dollars were found in his possession. The ministry claims that Sivoedov received this money "for other cases of bribery."

Both accused are cooperating with the investigation, said the KGB.

The KGB of Belarus reported earlier about the arrest of the former head of the security service of the president of Belarus, Andrei Vtyurin. He was also accused of receiving a bribe from a Russian citizen and taken into custody where he allegedly fully admitted his guilt.

  Belarus, Europe, Russia