Russia does not intend to increase petroleum exports. On the contrary, it is shrinking a million tonnes, October-December, as against July into September, announced Evgeni Samoilov, Russian Oil Exporters' Union executive manager. The current quarter-year exports outside the post-Soviet area will amount to 33.8 million tonnes, total yield 90 million. The Russian export tactics aim to stabilise the world petroleum market, added Mr. Samoilov.
Riyadh will not make contradictory statements, nor will it ask for explanations, as Moscow does in the case of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov