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US blacklists Russian banks, oil champion

16.07.14 @ 22:32

  1. By EUOBSERVER

The US Wednesday blacklisted Gazprombank, the financial wing of Russia's gas champion Gazprom, and Rosneft, its oil champion, as well as Igor Shchegolev, an aide to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, plus 13 other entities and four individuals. The move comes amid EU plans to also moderately expand Russia sanctions.