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.'
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America