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Aid to Kosovo

April 13, 1999, 01:00 CEST

A donation of NOK 400,000 is being made by Statoil to help refugees from Kosovo.

"A disaster is taking place in the heart of Europe," says marketing manager Marit Spilde Erikstein in the public affairs department.

"We want to make our contribution, and would urge other companies to help provide financial assistance for these people."

The group's donation will go to the Red Cross, which is participating in the aid effort for the refugees.

Arve Thorvik, Statoil's senior vice president for health, the environment and safety, began roughly a month's leave of absence on Monday to work for the Norwegian Red Cross in Oslo.