“System” was asked to draw the government in as a third party under the claim “Rosneft”

Moscow. June 6. INTERFAX.RU – AFK Sistema has declared the petition for attraction of Federal property management Agency to consider the claim of “Rosneft” is 170.6 billion rubles, the correspondent of “Interfax” from the meeting.

According to the representative of the AFC, the reorganization of “Bashneft” was not an action that was carried out by the defendant. “After the shareholders took a decision, they were asked to present shares for redemption. Shareholder of “Bashneft” at the time was the government”, – he explained.

In terms of requirements on payment of damages under the claim “Rosneft” should be “System,” but the Agency as a third party on the side of the defendant, said the representative of the AFC. “Since the government had a positive opinion of the actions of the defendant for repayment of shares, it should be on the side of the Respondent”, he said.

“Without Federal property management Agency the composition of the persons in dispute will be incomplete”, – said the representative of the defendant.

However “Rosneft” considers that “the actions of the Federal Agency for state property “Bashneft” have no relation to the subject requirements.”

In may “Rosneft” and “Bashneft” filed to “System” claim, first in Moscow, then in the Bashkir arbitration. Initially, the amount of the claim amounted to 106,6 billion rubles, later it was decided to increase to is 170.6 billion. Size requirements are determined by summing the number of damages caused, according to the plaintiffs, “Bashneft” the actions of the majority shareholder of AFK “Sistema” on the reorganization of the NC in 2014. “System” considers illegitimate demands.

The “system” ruled “Bashneft” and other enterprises of the Bashkir fuel and energy complex until their nationalization in 2014. At the end of 2016 50% of “Bashneft” has been bought “Rosneft”.