The US Discredited Its Own Sanctions By Buying Refined Russian Oil Products Via India

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The US Discredited Its Own Sanctions By Buying Refined Russian Oil Products Via India

By Andrew Korybko

The takeaway is that the resource aspect of the US’ anti-Russian sanctions is a charade since the very same country that unilaterally imposed these restrictions is defying their spirit upon exploiting a legal loophole to purchase refined Russian oil products from India.


Popular Indian media outlet TheWire reported on an article over the weekend from Telegraph India alleging that their globally significant Great Power is exporting Russian oil products to the US, and not only that, but without Washington violating its own sanctions either despite defying their very spirit. Their piece linked to an article reminding readers that “U.S. and EU sanctions do not apply to refined products produced from Russian crude exported from a third country as they are not of Russian origin.”

It’s this legal loophole that oil market analyst Viktor…

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