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Prokhorov stood up for "Norilsk Nickel"

Former co-owner of "Norilsk Nickel" Michael Prokhorov, who headed it in 2001-2007, stood up for the company cautioned against hasty conclusions and unreasonable action and expressed confidence that the company will be able to quickly resolve the situation at CHP-C Calls for the nationalization of MMC he called a serious threat to all private companies and the Russian economy.

"In recent years, there is a difficult economic situation, which impacted the overall psychological background. The nerve of emotions bared, and ecological accident in Norilsk understandable provoked a storm of public outrage and criticism. But this should not lead to the formation of hasty conclusions and making unfounded actions", - reads the statement of the businessman, widespread his press-service.

According to Prokhorov, the General Director and one of the main owners of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin is a seasoned professional and competent leader, and the company under his leadership has demonstrated consistently good operating results. "I know Vladimir for many years and as an effective crisis Manager. He will find the right solution to quickly resolve this situation and prevent the recurrence of such scenarios in the future," - said Prokhorov.

However, he calls the alarming events happening right now around Norilsk. "Indiscriminate calls for nationalization of the largest private enterprises, trampling the reputation of the businessman in the dirt, as well as public calls by some representatives of the authorities to use the investigative authorities for the change of ownership and management of the company form a dangerous precedent," says the businessman.

"This is a serious threat to everyone who manages and develops private enterprise in the country, from small restaurants to industrial giants. It is a threat to the entire economy of the country, which is due to private business and entrepreneurial initiative have made over the past 20 years, powerful leap. I would suggest not to forget that in large measure it is these people in the coming months will implement an ambitious national plan of economic recovery", he added.

One of the tanks storing diesel fuel at TPP-3 Norilsk may 29 was damaged, leakage of about 21 thousand cubic meters of fuel. Company "Norilsk Nickel" considers the main cause of the accident, the warming in the permafrost, which resulted in the movement of the supports under the fuel tanks. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level.