EU will expand sanctions against Russia over Siemens case


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.

According to the agency’s sources, Germany suggested to add three Russian companies and four Russians to the sanctions list. It is expected that the list will include officials from the Ministry of Energy of Russia, and companies that sent the turbines to the annexed peninsula.

In early July Reuters reported with reference to anonymous sources that several turbines produced by Siemens arrived in the port of Sevastopol. They were supposedly intended for use at a future power plant in this city. Later, Siemens announced the termination of the supply of equipment to Russian state-owned companies. The German company said they found evidence that in the summer of 2016 turbines were delivered to the Krasnodar Territory, and then modified and illegally delivered to the Crimea.