The case against Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is sure to affect the investment climate and there are additional risks of capital outflow, though the case should not be compared with Yukos, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said.
"Of course this is impacting the investment climate. It's clear there are suspicions that certain economic motivation exists, complicating investors' decision-making on investments. Additional risks are arising for capital outflow, as are additional risks for investment activity," he told journalists.
Commenting on comparisons that are being made between the Yevtushenkov and Yukos affairs, he said: "Any comparisons are always inappropriate. Every case is separate."
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