January 26, 2018 / 3:55 PM / a year ago

U.S. hits Russian deputy minister and energy firms with sanctions

MOSCOW, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United States expanded sanctions against Russia on Friday, adding a deputy energy minister and some power and energy companies to its blacklist.

The additions include Russian Deputy Energy Minister Andrey Cherezov, as well as the head of engineering company Technopromexport and multiple subsidiaries of oil producer Surgutneftegaz, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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