Khodorkovsky: BP's Move Was `Entirely Lawful'

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Dec. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon, reacts to comments made by Igor Sechin, the CEO of OAO Rosneft, and discusses Rosneft's $55 billion takeover of BP Plc’s Russian joint venture, TNK-BP. He spoke in an interview with Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote following his release from 10 years in prison on a surprise pardon from President Vladimir Putin. (Source: Bloomberg)

Exists apart to the assets of --. he said he would be happy to give you a job.

Make -- he was joking.

Maybe he was mocking you.

How does that make you feel?

Actually, -- as a joke.

I know that right up until the very end, he is trying to convince the country's leadership not to free me.

Only because he was personally afraid of something.

A man who wants to jokes -- joke around on a podium with equal integrity and footing should not use the power of the state to get him.

Some would say that effectively legalizes what, i guess, someone argue what is the extra procreation -- appropriation of the assets.

How do you feel about that and bp?

I agree with the idea but when you are doing business, it you can do anything you want that isn't prevented by the law.

What bp did is entirely lawful.

And another mentor, whether it was ethical and whether it is a should be concerned with ethics, that every company and society has to answer that one for themselves.

Give us a little bit more background to all of this khodorkovsky and ross met

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