The kidnappers of LUKoil's Senior Vice President Sergey Kukura have notvoiced any demands to the company so far, LUKoil's press service reportedto RosBusinessConsulting. That's why the company is currently confusedabout the motives of kidnapping such a high-ranking official. As it wasreported earlier today, Kukura's car was stopped at a railroad crossingunder the pretext of checking out documents by people in uniform and masksand armed with Kalashnikov guns. These people handcuffed the Senior VicePresident's driver and bodyguard and took him away in a car with blueplates police vehicles are normally provided with. Several hours later theSenior Vice President's driver and bodyguard recovered consciousness in aforest. According to the company's press service, they must have been givena narcotic injection. .
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969