A deal to obtain the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in exchange for a YUKOS stake currently belonging to the main shareholders is impossible. As Rosbalt reports, this was announced today by Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Oleg Morozov. 'This proposal is not serious,' he said. 'It is just the emotional reaction of Nevzlin and Dubov to the situation they now find themselves in.' In Mr Morozov's opinion 'the YUKOS shareholders are simply trying to ascertain whether or not we can be bribed over the Khodorkovsky affair.'
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war