Spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin denies report oil company Rosneft is preparing action to counter Western sanctions pressure. A Russian government spokesman said Wednesday there was no truth about clams oil company Rosneft was looking for protection against Western sanctions. State-controlled Rosneft said it would work to protect its reputation after a report in Russian business daily Kommersant said it sent proposals to President Vladimir Putin to restrict some of its operations in an effort to protect itself from sanctions. “This is completely untrue,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Rosneft said the claims were aimed at provoking more action from Western governments frustrated with the Kremlin’s stance on upheavals in post-Soviet Ukraine. The company threatened to file suit against Kommersant for their publication. Rosneft is the target of Western economic sanctions imposed in response to Russian policies in eastern Ukraine. Igor […]