No employees of MENATEP, a partner and shareholder of YUKOS, have applied for political asylum in Great Britain, MENATEP Public Relations Director Yury Kotlyar told RBC. He noted that they had contacted their office in London and received information that no one made such attempts. Thus, he rejected information of some mass media source that had reported earlier that seven members at the MENATEP office in London asked for political asylum in the UK.
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