Due to the economic sanctions Rosneft has not closed a single project with foreign companies, said the head of the organization Igor Sechin in Tokyo at the international conference on energy cooperation between Russia and Japan.
"No matter what the punishment and the Russian economy in General, and our Company and continue to work with American companies — none of our projects does not come under the limits of sanctions ", - quotes the expression Sechin, RIA " Novosti ".
according to his statement, during the cooperation with European companies also no project was closed." The impression is that Japanese organizations themselves on their own shoulders the punishment is applied, and that's the problem, "said Sechin, although, according to his statement, the potential for cooperation" really big ". Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of last year imposed against Russia, the 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 imposed retaliatory punishment, which has spread to the products of agro-industrial sector from the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. August 7, the U.S. extended its sectoral sanctions against the Russian economy on the South-Kirinskoye oil and gas field in the Okhotsk sea. At the end of July 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department said on the introduction of penalties relative to eleven fifteen individuals and legal entities. Among the participants of the list, for example, the Russian businessman Roman Rotenberg, the son of former President of Ukraine Alexander Yanukovych. The list also included Izhevsk mechanical company, concern " Izhmash ", a number of trading ports in the Crimea "daughter" of VEB and Rosneft. USA from 1 August 2014 banned shipments of equipment for deepwater exploration and production of oil, work in the Arctic and in the shale oil in Russia. In September of punishment have been tightened: it was also forbidden to provide service for such projects. The States indicated specific recipients of such punishments: Gazprom, " Gazprom Neft ", Rosneft, LUKOIL and Surgutneftegaz.