Kremlin Denies Media Report Putin Offered Lukoil A Stake In Rosneft



Reuters

MOSCOW, Nov 17 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin did not offer the head of Russia's second biggest oil producer Lukoil the opportunity to acquire a stake in Rosneft as part of a planned privatisation deal, a Kremlin spokesman said on Thursday.

Russian business daily Vedomosti cited a source earlier this month as saying Putin had offered Lukoil's Chief Executive Officer Vagit Alekperov the opportunity to take part in Rosneft's privatisation.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Osborn)



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