Rosneft has denied the Leontief apology to the head of LUKOIL

Press Secretary of “Rosneft” Mikhail Leontyev

Press Secretary of “Rosneft” Mikhail Leontyev did not apologize to the President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov to as “the subject of apology is missing.”, told RBC press service of “Rosneft” on Thursday.

“I did not hurt Alekperov,” said RBC Leontiev. “I don’t understand how it was possible from the text of my speech in [the radio station] BFM remove the impression that I apologized”, he added.

Wednesday, November 16, the press-Secretary of LUKOIL Vitaly Matushkin on the page in Facebook published an open letter to the CEO of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, in which the complained of statements are not listed. He pointed out that the representative of “Rosneft” in an interview with The Insider, November 15, “made offensive allusions” to the President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov.

“I will say not as the press-Secretary of “Rosneft”, and Mikhail Leontyev. Don’t know what’s going on, the speaker takes the money for anything, that’s chutzpah. A lot. Picks for nothing, just because this is beautiful! Perfect rudeness! I understand there Alekperov or other people! Quite insolent!” said Leontyev, commenting on the criminal case concerning ex-the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who was accused of extorting bribes from Rosneft.

According to Matushkin, the analysis of Leontief statements in this interview, “he says about the absence of the author, not only of ethics but also of elementary logic”. He separately emphasized that acts as a private person and not representative of LUKOIL.

Leontiev commented on the letter to colleagues from LUKOIL in the evening the radio station Business FM. “If I didn’t show enough politeness to the Vagit Yusupovich [Alekperov] under the standards adopted in the company “LUKOIL”, I make every apology. And next time I will explain the Protocol on how to deal with this great name. I, honestly, match”, — he said.

Matushkin in his letter also appealed to the leaders of the British BP, which owns a 19.75% in Rosneft, a statement that the Leontief behavior damages the reputation of BP in the world. A spokeswoman for BP in Russia Vladimir Buyanov declined to comment.