Kukes: Russian Oil Magnate with Ties to Putin and Cheney Gave Almost $300,000 to Trump

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Who is this Simon Kukes who donated $275,700 to Trump’s Campaign? What does he want?
Kukes donations to Trump FEC gov

People need to ask who this Simon aka Semyon aka Semen Kukes is, who appears to have had both close ties to Dick Cheney’s Halliburton and to have been at least tolerated by Putin, having replaced a Putin foe at Yukos. In April of 2000: http://www.exim.gov/news/ex-im-bank-approves-financing-for-us-oil-industry-exports-russias-tyumen-oil-company. In December 2004, Yukos’ core asset, Yuganskneftegaz, was confiscated and sold to Russian State owned Rosneft via an intermediary.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukos

ExxonMobil’s Rex Tillerson and Rosneft aspirations to create a petroleum mega cartel is being partially blocked due to sanctions because of Russia’s invasion of Crimea. ExxonMobil operates and co-owns the Rosneft Sakhalin project, despite sanctions. (Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State nominee, only resigned as CEO less than one month ago). Trump has started fetching excuses to lift sanctions against Russia.
NEW YORK. Signing an agreement between the Tyumen Oil Company (TNK) and Eximbank USA. Vladimir Putin with TNK President Simon Kukes. 8 September 2000. www.kremlin. ru CC-BY-3.0 via open secrets-wikimedia
NEW YORK. Signing an agreement between the Tyumen…

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