Watch For More Russia Sanctions If Putin Helps Maduro Stay In Control Of Venezuela


Jay S. Auslander

April 5, 2019

Locked in a tense standoff with the US-backed administration of National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has received fresh economic and military aid from the Russian Federation. While past infusions of Russian cash and oil export assistance have already drawn the ire of Washington, the deployment of Russian military assets to the Western Hemisphere has raised the stakes in a manner reminiscent of Cold War power politics.  Jay Auslander, a partner in the firm’s litigation group, sits down with Forbes senior contributor Kenneth Rapoza to analyze the likelihood of renewed sanctions and trading restrictions on the Russian government, Russian energy conglomerate Rosneft, and perhaps even Rosneft’s corporate bondholders.

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