SOFIA - Bulgaria will seek an exemption if the European Union agrees to allow exemptions on any embargo on Russian oil, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Assen Vassilev said on Wednesday.

"Bulgaria, technologically, can do without Russian oil crude, but that would push up fuel prices significantly. So, if the European Commission considers exemptions, we would like to take advantage of such exemptions," he told financial newspaper Capital in an interview.

(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova)