Minority shareholders should decide on the future of YUKOC, former CEO of the beleaguered oil giant &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2003/12/05/51666.html' target=_blank>Mikhail Khodorkovsky said. As his press department announced, the government has chosen the worst scenario for settling claims against the company. Russian authorities affect not only the company, but Russia in general by their actions, he emphasized. According to Khodorkovsky, currently shares owned by major shareholders are handed to the management of YUKOS. At the same time Russian authorities sue &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/89/355/14337_yukos.html' target=_blank>YUKOS managers under absurd claims against them, he added. Khodorkovsky believes that such actions make the Russian government and certain officials responsible for some operational issues such as social guarantees to employees of the company and so on. "I hope that they are struggling exactly for this responsibility," he emphasized.
The head of the Russian Finance Ministry, Anton Siluanov, said that the Americans would suffer additional losses if they impose sanctions on Russia's public debt