OREANDA-NEWS  LUKOIL denies the latest information about the company's supplies of petroleum products from its refinery in Bulgaria to Ukraine and considers such publications an attempt to resolve European domestic political disputes. They indicate that LUKOIL has no contracts and did not supply its products to Ukraine in 2022 from the plant in Burgas (Bulgaria) or through any other channels.

The company stated that "deliberately false, unsubstantiated and provocative information was thrown in by our country's opponents in European states to resolve their purely domestic political disputes." LUKOIL believes that this may be due to the fact that elections are expected in a number of countries. "The appearance of information about such fuel supplies to Ukraine and artificial replication in the public space of Russia is connected, in our opinion, with unscrupulous competition in the domestic energy market. Such incorrect behavior of individual market participants contradicts not only the principles of healthy competition, but also seriously interferes with the normal operation of the fuel and energy complex of Russia and LUKOIL in an acute geopolitical situation, encourages initiators of anti—Russian provocations," the company said. They reported that she reserves the right to go to court to protect her business reputation.

On the eve of the State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, after publishing on this topic in Moskovsky Komsomolets, instructed the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, as well as the Energy Committee, to study information on the supply of fuel to the APU produced by the LUKOIL refinery in Bulgaria. Earlier, the Bulgarian authorities stated that they had never applied to the management of LUKOIL enterprises with a request for fuel supplies to Ukraine. According to them, the products of the Burgas refinery are sold wholesale and retail on the domestic market exclusively to Bulgarian buyers.