Ulyukayev called Rosneft “improper ” buyer” of “Bashneft”

The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev expressed the view that Rosneft is improper for the buyer of “Bashneft” in the privatization. About it reports “RIA Novosti”.

“From my point of view, “Rosneft” — the wrong buyer for this asset,” — said Ulyukayev to the question of journalists, whether be the sale of “Rosneft” and “Rosneftegaz” of shares of “Bashneft” in the privatization.

According to the Minister, the government “could solve this issue”, releasing an order or to give a Directive to “Rosneftegaz”. Ulyukayev noted that in this issue there are different possibilities in order not to allow “Rosneft” to privatization of “Bashneft”.

Earlier, the Deputy head of FAS Andrey Tsarikovsky said that the service will consider the plans of “Rosneft” to participate in the privatization of “Bashneft” if the company confirms its willingness to participate. Also the representative of the FAS told RBC that while the service has not examined the potential deal, as have not been sent a request from Rosneft.

July 28, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that Rosneft will not be able to participate in the privatization of “Bashneft”, as it is indirectly a public company. “It was decided not to allow to participate in the privatization of state-controlled companies, and this includes both direct control and indirect,” said he.

While the ban on participation in privatization for companies with indirect state participation in the privatization law no. According to the law, privatization transactions are prohibited from participating companies with a share of state participation of 25% or more.