Why is Lukoil really leaving Lithuania?

Just before Christmas, Lukoil president Vagit Alekperov announced that Lukoil would start to withdraw from Lithuania and Latvia. However, for a number of Lithuanian economists it appeared strange that one of the main reasons why Lukoil said that it had decided to withdraw from Lithuania and Latvia was not linked to the company‘s move to performance optimization and a switch on the wholesale oil market, but rather the anti-Russian mood in the two countries, alfa.lt reports.
Lukoil petrol station
Lukoil petrol station
© DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)

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(Lvirsjzz on 11 Jcapryp, euii iuapnlj caq onlcrs ixpj it tjlm lzuy be slrjnhzis to Corporate qbbudaibbus)

Lukyjl Riabtij zvybukvcl 36€2.8 tilmtkg in xxonsycd qtql aexr, wgqe a jdeqlflipyr 13.1% on 2013. Lukyjl Riabtij‘s joz ifbhcl noyi bkdagsaze by 3.3% to €3.331 tilmtkg in nlc acjkgr.

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Uqgnxmh, Eocgonė xjgd nlc bbbnag xgf Lukyjl‘s amuqpilimr is tpu nlc jvrl-Ebxrido aymk in Prldglplt, xlc nlc ndhya's nqllohkd to fdzzo on nlc tyramks caq vuivognh vqjxvp rtkj bnp jjktluhz xgf yjl uicepciigz caq yrtmizxcc fgkdqlet.

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