Russian minister doesn’t think Brexit will affect privatization deals

Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev attends meeting of President Putin with investors in St. Petersburg

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Friday he did not think Britain’s vote to leave the European Union would influence Russia’s privatization program, Russian news agencies reported.

Russia’s government plans to sell part of its shares in companies including oil firms Rosneft <ROSN.MM> and Bashneft <BANE.MM>, VTB Bank <VTBR.MM> and diamond miner Alrosa <ALRS.MM>.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Dmitry Solovyov)