"There is no urgent need now at all," he told
journalists at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
"There are none of the preconditions for going onto the market
and for negotiating now with potential buyers ... The budget
situation is stable for now and there is no need for additional
revenues from such an urgent sale."
Russian officials have said in recent days that the government
may privatize a 19.5 percent stake in the state-owned oil giant
as early as this autumn or in 2015.
(Reporting by Daria Korsunskaya, writing by Jason Bush, editing
by Elizabeth Piper)
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