The third YUKOS case is connected with the embezzlement of oil and the laundering of money obtained from its sale, said Alexander Kurennoy, a representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
Khodorkovsky asked Irish court to unfreeze his €100 million.
The former head of Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is the defendant in the newly discovered case of the murder of the mayor of Nefteyugansk. In an interview with RBC, he spoke about the new claims of investigators and training of politicians independent from the Kremlin.
The release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky will have almost no impact on the investment climate in Russia, according to investors, bankers and government officials.
The limitation period on the third case will expire in 2015, sources said. The law enforcers start from the so called "experts case" in their investigation.