YUKOS has suspended two agreements on crude oil supplies to Lithuania-based Mazeikiu nafta, the beleaguered oil company announced in a released statement. The board of directors of the company made the corresponding decision. Crude oil supplies are supposed to be suspended for 3 months till December 31, 2004. Earlier YUKOS guaranteed Mazeikiu nafta to supply 4.8m tons of crude oil per year for 10 years.
YUKOS holds a 53.7-percent stake in Mazeikiu nafta. The Lithuanian government owns 40.66 percent.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said