Sechin made a joke about a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia


RIA Novosti

The head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin called on the participants of the St. Petersburg international economic forum not to disappoint the U.S. Congress and to work productively on a possible new round of sanctions against Russia.

“By the way, according to several media reports, the U.S. Congress is closely following our work and began discussions on a new round of sanctions at the forum in St. Petersburg. I hope we will not disappoint” — said Sechin.

“Seriously speaking, in recent years our industry like no other, survived the turmoil that resulted led to tectonic shifts,” he added.

The U.S. Treasury Thursday announced that it is imposing sanctions against Russian citizens and the DPRK in connection with the development of the nuclear program of Pyongyang. In particular, fell under sanctions three Russian companies, including “Independent oil and gas company” (NOC) Eduard Khudainatov and its structure — “NNK Primornefteprodukt”. In addition, according to the document, the sanctions hit Russian Igor Michurin associated with the Russian company Ardis-bearings (LLC “Ardis-Bearing”), is registered in Moscow.

Also under the sanctions were the Korean people’s army and the Ministry of people’s armed forces of the DPRK.

The St. Petersburg international economic forum, the world’s leading platform for business communication and discussion of key economic issues, is held this year June 1-3. MIA Russia today acts as information partner of the forum.