First Vice President of the LUKoil giant Sergey Kukura was kidnapped, asource in the company reported to RosBusinessConsulting. This morning aMercedes company car with Kukura was stopped for a document check at arailroad crossing by people in military uniforms and masks and withKalashnikov machine-guns. Those people handcuffed Kukura's driver andbodyguard and drove away with Kukura in a car with blew plates, which meansthat it belongs to the Russian Interior Ministry. Several hours later, thedriver and the bodyguard found themselves in a forest in the Mercedes.According to LUKoil officials, they were given anesthetic shots. Law enforcement institutions were informed of the incident right away.Kukura is a top official of LUKoil, who has access to confidentialinformation, some of which are even state secrets. .
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