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U.S. Treasury sanctions Evrofinance Mosnarbank: how about Gazprombank and VTB Bank?

U.S. Treasury, bless them, issued another Venezuela-related sanction today against Evrofinance Mosnarbank. That's great news, cause Evrofinance is 49.9% owned by FONDEN, one of chavismo's favourite slush funds, from which billions have been misappropriated. Evrofinance is also interesting because other shareholders are Gazprombank, and VTB Bank, two Russian entities that had already been sanctioned under Ukraine-related Treasury santions against Putin's annexation of Crimea. Gazprombank, let us not forget, is partners in Petrozamora with Derwick Oil & Gas, a little shell formed by those responsible for the current power blackout across Venezuela. As a consequence of its money laundering activities in Venezuela, Gazprombank was also sanctioned in Switzerland, of all places...


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