In its most up-to-date effort to stifle money stream to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, the Trump administration on Tuesday introduced new sanctions towards a Russian state-controlled brokerage tied to Vladimir Putin that the U.S. says has helped the Venezuelan government skirt an American oil embargo.
The announcement got here after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó defied a nationwide journey ban to go to world leaders in Colombia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. The excessive level of the journey got here when Guaidó met with President Trump within the Oval Workplace after being acknowledged the “reliable president of Venezuela” through the State of the Union handle.
A subsidiary of the Russian state-controlled international vitality big Rosneft Oil Firm, and a registered buying and selling firm in Switzerland since 2011, Rosneft Buying and selling S.A and its president Didier Casimiro brokered the sale of Venezuelan crude oil by organizing shipments from the South American nation to west Africa, China and different areas in Asia, the U.S. Treasury Division mentioned in a press launch Tuesday.
“Rosneft Buying and selling has propped up the dictatorial Maduro,…