US lifts sanctions on former Rosneft vice president

The US Treasury Department has removed former Rosneft vice president Didier Casimiro from the sanctions list.

He had been under blocking sanctions (on the SDN-list) as president of Rosneft Trading S.A. since 2020. At that time, the United States accused Rosneft Trading of supplying oil produced by Venezuela’s PDVSA to West Africa and Asia, in violation of U.S. sanctions.

In May 2022, Casimiro left his post as Rosneft vice president because of European Union sanctions that prohibit European citizens from working with the Russian company, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal wrote. He was no longer on the list of the company’s board of directors published in June. Along with Casimiro, five other foreign vice presidents left the company.

In May, the United States for the first time lifted sanctions against Anatoly Karachinsky, a former top manager of a major Russian state-owned bank and a member of the supervisory board of Otkritie. He was added to the SDN list in April last year.

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