Posted 9 февраля 10:07

Published 9 февраля 10:07

Modified 9 февраля 10:27

Updated 9 февраля 10:27

Washington will not impose sanctions against India for the purchase of Russian oil

9 февраля 2023, 10:07
Karen Donfried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs of the United States, said that the development of US-Indian relations is of great value to the United States.

"By the end of the decade, Russian oil and gas reserves will be reduced by 50%. We do not believe that the policy of sanctions requires special attention. We are satisfied with India's approach. We are already seeing the results — the budget deficit reported by Russia", - The Print quotes Donfrid as saying.

Earlier, US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey Pyatt indicated that the White House is "satisfied" with the position of the Indian government when purchasing oil from Russia, but the dialogue on this issue continues.

The G7 member countries are discussing the expansion of restrictive measures against companies from China, Iran and North Korea, which can help Moscow circumvent Western sanctions. Another sanctions package may be announced on February 24 — the anniversary of the start of the Russian special operation.