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MOSCOW, December 23. /ITAR-TASS/. German Chancellor Angela Merkel would tell about her role in freeing ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, if she played any role in this, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said on Monday.
He commented on mass media reports saying the German chancellor had played a certain role in freeing the CEO of the fallen oil giant Yukos.
The Federal Penitentiary Service announced that after being freed he made a personal request to process his papers in order to be allowed to travel abroad.
On Sunday, December 22, Mikhail Khodorkovsky addressed a news conference behind closed doors in Berlin.
Khodorkovsky currently stays at the five-star Hotel Adlon in central Berlin. He declined to answer the question where he was planning to live in the future, saying he had not discussed it with his family yet. Khodorkovsky said that having a one-year German visa he would stay in Germany for the moment. He said he was not planning to go to Russia before he got guarantees that he would be able to leave it once again.