MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Wednesday ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, charged with extorting a bribe from the company, had himself come to a meeting in Rosneft's office and left it with cash.
Ulyukayev on Wednesday accused Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin and Russia's FSB security service of carrying out a "provocation" against him and insisted the charges against him were fabricated.
Ulyukayev was dismissed and put under house arrest in November over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from Rosneft. He denies the charges.
(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; editing by Maria Kiselyova)