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    US says India hid Russian origin of fuel shipped to NY, Indian central bank says

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    Patra’s comments are India’s first official public reference to these US concerns (Image: Unsplash/Robert Linder)

    You United States have expressed concern about India that the country is being used to export fuel made from Petroleum russian to New Yorkthrough transfers on the high seas to hide their origin, in violation of US sanctions, a senior Indian central bank official said on Saturday.

    The US Treasury Department told India that an Indian vessel took oil from a Russian tanker offshore and took it to a port in Gujarat, on India’s west coast, where it was refined and transported, according to the vice president. of the Indian central bank, Michael Patra.

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    US sanctions on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine in February ban the import of Russian-origin energy products into the US, including crude oil, refined fuels, distillates, coal and gas.

    “The refined production was put back on that ship and left without a destination. In the middle of the sea she received the destiny to reach on her course, she went to New York,” Patra said during an event to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence.

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    The US embassy in New Delhi said it had no immediate comment.

    Patra’s comments are India’s first official public reference to these US concerns. Delhi has not adhered to sanctions against Russia, nor has it condemned what Moscow calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine.

    Patra said he was told that Russian oil had been processed and converted into a distillate used to make single-use plastic. He did not identify the Indian vessel or refinery.

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