Sechin not able to appear in court in Ulyukayev's trial this year: judge

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Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:13 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Russian oil major Rosneft, will not be able to appear in court this year to act as a witness in the trial of ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, judge Larisa Semyonova said during court hearings on Wednesday.

She was reading a letter from Sechin's lawyer referring to Sechin's tight schedule.

Ulyukayev is on trial on charges of extorting a $2 million bribe from Sechin, in exchange for Ulyukayev's approval of a business deal. Ulyukayev denies the charges.

(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; writing by Dmitry Solovyov; editing by Polina Devitt)