Russian fuel giants source of oil worth millions to the DPRK in 2018-19: report
At least 200 shipments to North Korea totalling $26 million tied to Gazprom and Rosneft
Two Russian fuel giants were the source of millions of dollars worth of petroleum shipped through connecting companies to Rason, North Korea between 2018 and 2019, according to a recent report released by research and data analytics platform Kharon.
Kharon identified a North Korean company, Rason Company New World, as the recipient of at least $12 million worth of fuel products produced by Rosneft and Gazprom from 2018-2019, out of a total value of $26 million sent to North Korea during that time period.
Due to United Nations sanctions in 2017, North Korea is capped at importing only 500,000 barrels of
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