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U.S. sanctions Russian oil trading company for role in Venezuela

U.S. sanctions Russian oil trading company for role in Venezuela

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-02-18/us-trump-oil-sanctions-russia-venezuela) reduced by 84%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on a Russian state-controlled brokerage that has helped the Venezuelan government skirt an American oil embargo and enabled President Nicolas Maduro to keep his grip on power in the South American country.

    > Russian lawmaker Pavel Zavalny said the country would continue to cooperate with Venezuela in the energy sector despite the U.S. sanctions.

    > Venezuela managed to ship hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil last year with the help of Rosneft Trading despite sanctions on its petroleum sector imposed by the Trump administration.

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  2. 40% of reddit is furious about the Russia sanctions. This is so adorable!

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