State Dept. blacklists Russian oil company for helping Maduro regime avoid U.S. oil sanctions

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it’s imposing sanctions on a subsidiary of the Russian oil conglomerate Rosneft. The sanctions will freeze all assets held in the U.S. by Rosneft Trading SA, the Swiss-incorporated broker for the Russian oil company, and also target firm President Didier Casimiro. Private holders of interests in the firm will be given 90 days to divest from the company or risk having their assets frozen.