Home > News > World
Thursday May 22, 2014 MYT 2:15:02 PM
Thursday May 22, 2014 MYT 2:16:20 PM
BLAGOVESHENSK Russia (Reuters) - Igor Sechin, head of Russia's leading oil company Rosneft, said on Thursday sanctions imposed by Washington on him over Russia's actions in Ukraine had failed to hinder his work with U.S. partners and did not affect him personally.
Saying he had no accounts or property in the United States, Sechin told reporters: "So they (the sanctions) have a theoretical character for me personally. We will continue to work and this has no impact on our work with American partners. We appreciate the cooperation."
Sechin also said Rosneft had not initiated a push to privatise a stake in the company, but would go along with it if the government so wished, hinting at his dissatisfaction at reports that Russia could sell 19.5 percent of the oil producer.
"First of all, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we do not comment on statements from federal officials ... but we are ready to fulfil any directive," he said in Russia's eastern city of Blagoveshensk.
(reporting by Alexei Anishchuk, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Jason Bush)
EU's Juncker survives no-confidence vote over tax deals
'Hugo Chavez studies': Venezuela's latest academic trend
Dinner with Suu Kyi? - No thanks, say Myanmar military
Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia
Three priests and layman charged in Spanish sexual abuse case
Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul - officials
Hulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next year
Microsoft says it pays Chinese taxes after cryptic media report
Folk rock band Kembara delights at comeback show
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)