Rosneft and the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs have signed a Cooperation Agreement.
The Agreement aims to strengthen the cooperation between the parties, including the measures to reduce the crime rate in the regions where the Company operates, assist the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in its exercise of powers to identify, prevent, combat, disclose and investigate crimes in the fuel and energy sector.
The preparation of the draft Agreement included the establishment of inter-agency working groups and the development of plans for joint activities aimed at improving the effectiveness of measures to decriminalize the situation around the Company’s facilities.
The launched cooperation has already resulted in the success of a number of arrangements followed by instituted criminal proceedings. A recent example is the prevention of theft at a Samaranefteproduct gasoline station, which has been carried out in cooperation with the local authorities of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Samara region.
Rosneft will continue to focus on strengthening the systematic cooperation with law enforcement authorities to ensure the respect for law and order in the regions where the Company operates.