A Moscow court rejected an appeal made by the former Russian Minister of Economics Alexey Ulyukaev on Thursday, leaving his eight years prison sentence unchanged. The court removed one condition of Ulyukaev's sentence regarding the deprivation of a right to hold positions in the government bodies, departments of local authorities, state municipal institutions and public corporations. «The... Еще court rules to keep the rest of the sentence unchanged and to reject an appeal,» the judge Olga Nedelina said. The Zamoskvoretsky court sentenced Ulyukaev to eight years in jail and a fine of 130 million rubles [US $2,100] in December last year for accepting a 2 million dollar bribe from Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin in exchange for approving the takeover of the Russian state-owned regional oil company Bashneft by Rosneft. Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin has testified as a witness at a closed trial.