Responding to recent accusations of the Investigative Committee regarding the illegality of the purchase of YUKOS in 1996, Khodorkovsky in his Facebook indicated he had bought it, “like everyone else, the law then”. He pointed out that in 7 years the company has started to process twice as much oil, and YUKOS became profitable at a price of 12-14 dollars per barrel.
“The award that I received during these 7 years of my work amounted to a 3% increase. This compensation seems fair,” Khodorkovsky explained.
“I don’t need 50 billion, which the court ordered to pay the authorities for robbery and I don’t do the process”, – said Khodorkovsky. He indicated that it would support the pressure of its partners, provided Vladimir Putin and his entourage while in prison is Alexey Pichugin. His ex-head of Yukos called the innocent man.
Alexei Pichugin, the former head of Department of internal economic security in the oil company “YUKOS”. In 2007, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for several murders, including the death of the mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov and Director of the Moscow company “the Phoenix” Valentina Korneeva.
On the eve of Khodorkovsky said that the winner of the auction for Yukos is not nominated in advance, and the money for the purchase of the oil company he was given banks “Menatep”, “Capital” and “the Bridge”.