The Russian oil giant YUKOS has invited the UBS Warburg bank to be a finance consultant to provide assistance in the YUKOS-Sibneft merger announced on April 22. Among other external consultants will be the Russian investment bank Trust and the international law firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, the YUKOS press service announced.
As reported earlier, Sibneft will invite Citigroup as an expert to estimate the merger. This choice is due to the long-lasting collaboration between the two companies, the Sibneft press service reported.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems