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LONDON, April 28 British oil major BP
said it intends to remain a long-term investor in Russia's
Rosneft following a decision by the United States government to
impose sanctions against the head of the Russian energy company.
"We are committed to our investment in Rosneft, and we
intend to remain a successful, long-term investor in Russia," a
BP spokesman said.
He added the company, which holds a 19.75 percent stake in
Rosneft, is now considering what the U.S. sanctions announcement
means for BP's business.
The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on seven
Russian government officials and 17 companies linked to Russian
President Vladimir Putin in a fresh attempt to force Moscow to
back down from its intervention in Ukraine.
(Reporting by Karolin Schaps; editing by Kate Holton)