European Union is considering to impose additional sanctions on Russia because of the supply of Siemens turbines to the annexed Crimea. It was reported by the Reuters news agency referring to sources in diplomatic circles.
Gas turbines produced by German company Siemens were supplied to the Crimea despite sanctions that prohibit European companies from supplying certain equipment to the peninsula.
The General Committee on Political Affairs and Security of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) adopted a draft resolution, in which Russia is called on to cease the illegal annexation of the Crimea.
On Monday June 5th the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union countries in Brussels approved the extension of sanctions imposed against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea for another year.
Ukraine built a stationary concrete dam that blocks the North-Crimean canal, so it blocks water supplies from the mainland of Ukraine to the occupied peninsula.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) does not rule out Russia’s suspension from participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, but the decision can be made only after the song contest in Kiev in May.
In the Italian city of Verona at the wine exhibition Vinitaly the Russians were forced to remove wines from the annexed Crimea from their booth.
Yulia Samoilova performed in the Crimea after its annexation by Russia.
On March 14th, at a meeting in the Southern Federal District, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that self-supply of the annexed Crimea with food products is insufficient.
According to an environmental rating published by public organization Green Patrol, the occupied Crimea got into the TOP-25 of the most polluted regions of Russia, holding the 22nd position of anti-rating.