The U.S. Treasury Department has published the messagein which has declared that the Russian company Evrofinance Mosnarbank funded project for the creation of Venezuelan Petro cryptocurrency, released to bypass economic sanctions.
The U.S. Treasury has included Evrofinance Mosnarbank in the list of commercial establishments that are not allowed to work in the United States. American officials have banned residents of the country to use banking services. According to representatives of the Ministry of Finance, He suggested investors to buy tokens Petro for Fiat currency and remit the money to the Bank account of the Venezuelan government.
The U.S. Treasury Department also accuses Evrofinance Mosnarbank in money laundering. The Agency argued that the Russian Bank was cooperating with the Venezuelan oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, against which the sanctions. The firm provides oil reserves the rate of cryptocurrency Petro and a money launderer, by order of President Maduro.
In 2011 49% of the shares of Evrofinance owns the Venezuelan state company, Venezuelan National Development Fund. Last year the volume of financial assets of the Bank sharply increased by 50%, the American authorities attribute this to illegal financial fraud and sale of a digital asset Petro.
Representatives of Mosnarbank has denied the information on the financing blockchain project Petro. The official statement of the Bank reads as follows: "He never treated the transaction for the sale of Venezuelan Petro cryptocurrency or any otherabout the digital asset. The Bank will continue to provide financial services and fulfill all obligations to its customers and shareholders".
On 11 March, the US presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton called on financial institutions around the world not to support the government of Maduro, which, according to him, is robbing the people of Venezuela.