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INSIGHT: Russia threatens India energy and weapons deals to avoid being placed on FATF ‘black list’ at June plenary meeting

WATCH LIST: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan last week. The meeting has further prompted Russia fears it could be 'blacklisted' by FATF next month, prompting the Kremlin to threaten cheap oil and weapons deals with Delhi.

RUSSIA is fighting a desperate rearguard action to avoid being placed on FATF’s ‘black list’ at this plenary next month. Kremlin officials are threatening countries like India that it will back off cheap oil and defence deals if Russia is placed on the FATF’s list of pariah countries such as North Korea and Iran at…

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