Date: 3 months ago   Category: Energy

The U.S. Secretary of State accused Rosneft of purchase of oil from PDVSA — Rambler News Service


Photo: Valery of Sharifulin/TASS the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Russian company "Rosneft" buys oil from the Venezuelan PDVSA, despite the American sanctions. "The Russian state oil company "Rosneft" continues to buy crude oil from PDVSA — the Venezuelan state oil company — contrary to sanctions of the USA. The head of Rosneft Igor Sechin continues to give a helping hand to the mode" — the press service of U.S. State Department cites Pompeo's words. "You remember that PDVSA was once a pearl of the people of Venezuela. Now PDVSA is the personal ATM for Maduro's regime, for the Russian oligarchs and kleptocrats" — the Secretary of State added. Pompeo also accused the Russian companies that they "try to help Maduro's regime to turn gold reserves of Venezuela into money". On the night of January 30 of the USA imposed sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil and gas company PDVSA. Washington forbade to carry out with it transactions and also arrested assets of the company in the jurisdiction. On March 8 the American Ministry of Finance prolonged a date of completion of operations with securities of PDVSA. In February the USA expanded the sanctions list several times. Entered it, including the minister of oil of Venezuela Manuel Kevedo, the head of National intelligence service Manuel Ricardo Christoffer Figuera, the First Deputy head Natsrazvedki, the commander of presidential guard and the commander of special forces of National police. The situation in Venezuela became aggravated after on January 23 the speaker of parliament of Venezuela Huang Guaido against the background of mass protests declared himself the interim president of the country. Shortly the head of the USA Donald Trump officially recognized Guaido as the interim Venezuelan leader. Its powers were also recognized by Canada, Brazil, Argentina and other countries. On February 4 Austria, Great Britain, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Poland, France and some other the European countries recognized Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela.

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