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Rosneft Sues German Government for Taking Control of Oil Assets

The Schwedt oil refinery supplies Berlin and much of eastern Germany with fuel.

The Schwedt oil refinery supplies Berlin and much of eastern Germany with fuel.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Russian oil major Rosneft PJSC has filed a legal complaint against the German government’s move last month to take control of its assets in the country.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s ruling coalition justified the step by saying it was necessary to protect energy supplies and secure the future of the Schwedt refinery near the Polish border, which supplies Berlin and much of eastern Germany with fuel.