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Rosneft denies media reports on Sechin’s transfer to government position

Russia Materials 1 May 2018 14:56 (UTC +04:00)
A spokesman for Rosneft, Mikhail Leontyev, refuted media reports on Tuesday that the oil company’s CEO Igor Sechin may take a government position
Rosneft denies media reports on Sechin’s transfer to government position

A spokesman for Rosneft, Mikhail Leontyev, refuted media reports on Tuesday that the oil company’s CEO Igor Sechin may take a government position, TASS reports.

"We have no such information. The company is working as scheduled and forming a significant part of budget revenues and is responsible before its shareholders, including major international companies and funds," Leontyev said.

"The company’s leadership is working under a contract and the contract of Igor Ivanovich Sechin has been signed, and under it he has to work for two more years - this is exhaustive information," he noted.

Earlier media reports said the Rosneft CEO could become the prime minister or the first deputy prime minister in the new Russian government.

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