Russian Gazprombank froze the accounts of the state oil and gas company of Venezuela PDVSA.

The assets of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), which previously came under restrictive measures by the US government, Russia’s Gazprombank decided to freeze it on February 17.This was reported CNN citing a source at the bank.

It is noted that the media has not yet commented on this information by representatives of a Russian credit organization.

REGNUM reported earlier, the US government decided to block the assets of the oil company PDVSA in the amount of about $ 7 billion at the end of January 2019.

The company Gazprombank allegedly decided to freeze the accounts of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA. This is reported by the American media, citing informed sources.

All operations with the Venezuelan company, the bank also suspended, fearing the introduction of sanctions by the United States. However, representatives of Gazprombank did not comment on these rumors.

Earlier, Gazprombank denied that PDVSA, in an effort to circumvent US sanctions, allegedly made a decision to open accounts in a Russian bank.