According to the preliminary data, the net profit of LUKoil Group was around $175 million in the first quarter of 2002, Senior Vice President for Finance Sergey Kukura said today at a press conference. He also pointed out that the company's operating revenues were expected to be around $3 billion in the first quarter of this year, the company's operating profit - some $300 million, and pre-tax profit - around $200 million. Kukura also pointed out that the company's financial performance in the first quarter of this year was a little better as compared to the fourth quarter of 2001, which is not quite distinctive for an oil company.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was surprised to know that the Serbs had not forgiven the alliance for bombing their country. Mr. Stoltenberg wants to now why the ungrateful people did not appreciate NATO's aggression