The Kazakhstani national company KazMunayGas and the South Korean state-owned company Korea National Oil have agreed on a joint project for oil production in the Caspian region, the press service of the Kazakhstani company reported. South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a corresponding document. The deal, whose cost has not been announced, envisages the production of 600m to 800m barrels of oil (about 80m to 100m tons).
Ukrainian servicemen fled during the assault on the village of Khromove. It was this village that was used as the last supply channel for the group of Ukrainian forces during the battle of Bakhmut