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The Russian dimension of Trump’s Venezuela sanctions

By Laurie Bennett

August 26, 2017 at 8:40am

When he announced sanctions against Venezuela Friday, President Donald Trump exempted CITGO Petroleum, the American subsidiary of the country’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela.

The sanctions are aimed at punishing the Maduro dictatorship which, as the White House notes, “continues to deprive the Venezuelan people of food and medicine, imprison the democratically-elected opposition, and violently suppress freedom of speech.”

Citgo, however, will continue to operate as usual. Also exempted were exports and imports of petroleum between the U.S. and Venezuela.

A major lender to Petroleos de Venezuela is Rosneft, a Moscow-based petro company owned by Vladimir Putin’s government. Rosneft’s CEO, Igor I. Sechin, is an adviser to Putin. Russia’s energy minister, Alexander Novak, is a former director of the company.

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