Monday, October 30, 2006. Issue 3529. Page 7.
By Miriam Elder
Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev struck a conciliatory note with Shell’s Sakhalin-2 project Friday, saying he was not seeking to shut it down and acknowledging that the operator had made some progress in cleaning up environmental damage.
“Our job isn’t to punish the company, but to see that they continue working properly,” Trutnev told foreign news media at a briefing in Moscow after a three-day tour that took him to Sakhalin.