US sanctions subsidiary of Russian oil company Rosneft for ties to Venezuela


WASHINGTON, Mar 12 (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on another Rosneft affiliate on Thursday to increase pressure on the Russian state-owned oil company, which the government of President Donald Trump says provides revenue to Venezuela.

The US Treasury Department blacklisted TNK Trading International, a Swiss subsidiary of Rosneft. In February, Washington sanctioned Rosneft Trading SA because it had evaded sanctions and propped up the Venezuelan oil sector.

(Reported by Daphne Psaledakis. Edited in Spanish by Mayela Armas)