According to Reuters, the United States announced sanctions on two Russian shipping companies and six vessels, it said were involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of U.N. restrictions. In a statement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that “Ship-to-ship transfers with North Korea-flagged vessels from Russia or elsewhere.... are prohibited under the U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea."

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