Russia's Rosneft says German ex-chancellor Schroeder quits board

Gerhard Schroeder, former German Chancellor

© APA | Gerhard Schroeder, former German Chancellor

# 20 May 2022 15:31 (UTC +04:00)

Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft said on Friday that former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and German businessman Matthias Warnig had informed it they could not continue serving on the board of directors, APA reports citing Reuters.

“We are sympathetic to their decisions and thank them for their continued support,” Rosneft said in the statement.

The European Parliament urged on Thursday that Schroeder be blacklisted if he did not quit the board of Rosneft, in a move also meant to dissuade him from taking a top job at Gazprom .