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Yukos chief shareholders ready to summon extraordinary meeting to replace Gerashchenko

Chief shareholders of the Yukos oil company are ready to summon an extraordinary meeting to replace Viktor Gerashchenko, chairman of the Yukos board, a source in Menatep Group told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

On Wednesday former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky asked the company's shareholders to consider Viktor Gerashchenko's dismissal at a general meeting.

"The period since the Yukos board decided to elect Viktor Gerashchenko its chairman (on June 24) has shown that the hopes of all Yukos shareholders for a dialogue with the government with the help of the former Central Bank chief have been frustrated," Mikhail Khodorkovsky said.

At the moment Menatep Group is the Yukos principal shareholder and creditor.