New sanctions on Russia illegal, says oil company chief

(AGI) Moscow, July 17 - New U.S. sanctions against Russia areillegal, said Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin. Washington'sactions would hit U.S. companies and banks working with the oilcompany, he told the ITAR-TASS agency. The real reason for thesanctions was the introduction of an independent and sovereignRussian policy, he said. He also pointed out that the companyhad nothing to do with the Ukrainian crisis. . .

(AGI) Moscow, July 17 - New U.S. sanctions against Russia areillegal, said Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin. Washington'sactions would hit U.S. companies and banks working with the oilcompany, he told the ITAR-TASS agency. The real reason for thesanctions was the introduction of an independent and sovereignRussian policy, he said. He also pointed out that the companyhad nothing to do with the Ukrainian crisis. . .