The Finance Ministry supports privatization of “Rosneft”


MOSCOW, November 30. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation supports the privatization of Rosneft, told journalists the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov.

“We favour such a solution (privatization package of Rosneft). This decision will lead to lower spending of the Reserve Fund”, – he told, answering an appropriate question.

The Minister also noted that privatization of the oil company can offset risks reducing the revenue base of the budget.

Earlier, the head of Rosimuschestvo Olga Dergunova stated that in the Ministry’s plans for 2016 is not the task of privatization of “Rosneft”, as the Department does not have documents confirming the company’s willingness to do this deal.