MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will appoint a new economy minister later on Wednesday and the new minister will take part in a planned government meeting on Thursday, acting economy minister Evgeny Elin told Reuters.
The previous economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained two weeks ago and accused of trying to extort a bribe from Russian oil major Rosneft, an allegation he denies.
Ulyukayev was the first sitting cabinet member to be arrested in more than two decades.
Reporting by Elena Fabrichnaya; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Alexander Winning
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