Sanctions Against Russia Slipping: UK Follows Trump's Lead & Allows Rusal Back Into The Market

The London Metal Exchange (LME) said on Monday it had lifted a temporary suspension, with immediate effect, on storing metal produced by aluminium producer Rusal, formally (and possibly still) controlled by Putin's top ally oligarch Oleg Deripaska, after the United States formally lifted sanctions against the Russian firm, Reuters reports.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this means that all Rusal metal can be placed (in LME-approved facilities) on warrant,” the exchange said in a notice to members, warehouse companies and their London agents.

Read also: Trump Administration Fails To Implement Sanctions Against Russia.

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