Russia has absolutely refused to make any payments on the claims of ex-shareholders of Yukos, it was declared in Moscow today to journalists by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Alexey Ulyukaev. The “illegal” decision will be challenged by the authorities of the Russian Federation through the legal systems of the respective countries. At the same time, though the frozen assets of the Russian Federation in France and Belgium are insignificant, Russia will consider freezing property in other countries. Such a threat is directed first of all at the EU and the USA.We will remind you that the day before, French police officers started the execution of judgments of the former shareholders of Yukos on the freezing of Russian property assets in France in pursuance of the decision of the Hague arbitration court on the claim. Earlier it had become known that Belgium had decided to freeze Russian assets.