UFA, Russia, July 12 (Reuters) - A court in the Russian region of Bashkortostan ruled on Wednesday to adjourn until July 19 hearings on a damages claim filed by Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft against business conglomerate Sistema .
The court adjourned the hearings “to allow the sides to familiarise themselves with new materials”, the court said.
State-controlled Rosneft is suing Sistema for 170.6 billion roubles ($2.82 billion) in damages following its purchase of oil producer Bashneft last year, saying some assets were removed from Bashneft. Sistema has rejected the claims.
($1 = 60.5593 roubles)
Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Alexander Winning