Baumgertner to be flown to Moscow


An anonymous source in the Belarusian law-enforcement agencies has informed this to the agency Interfax-West. No special procedures will be applied rto this person, according to the source.

It is possible that Vladislav Baumgertner will be banned from entering our country for a certain period of time (5-10 years).

Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner was detained at a Minsk airport after a meeting with Belarusian PM Mihail Mysanikovich on August 26. The Belarusian Investigation Committee announced that the Uralkali CEO did damage to Belarus’ national interests. Baumgertner was accused of power and authority abuse. The Belarusian Potash Company lost 100 million dollars, the Committee claimed. The charges were changed later – the Uralkali CEO is accused of embezzlement now.

Baumgertner spent a month in KGB prison and was put under house arrest in Minsk. His case papers make up 19 volumes.

The enquiry about Uralkali CEO's extradition to Russia was sent to Belarus in the end of October.


August 2013, Baumgertner in KGB prison

Vladislav Baumgertner's photo - ITAR-TASS