Germany suggested that the EU add sanctions on Russia for the supply of turbines by Siemens in the Crimea
EU countries may discuss the imposition of additional sanctions on Russia for the supply of the Crimea four turbines, manufactured by German concern Siemens. On Monday, July 24, reports Reuters, citing diplomatic sources.
Germany introduced EU proposal to amend the sanctions list of three or four Russian citizens – representatives of the Ministry of energy and companies engaged in the transportation of turbines on the Peninsula.
The European Commission has not officially commented on this information. Have refused comments and in the Kremlin. “Do not consider it possible to comment on reports from Reuters that are not
contain links to at least some coherent source,” he told reporters
press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov (quoted by “Interfax”).
– Wirtschaftswoche: Putin personally promised the German authorities not to allow the supply of turbines by Siemens in the Crimea
Meanwhile, the extension of the sanctions list, according to Reuters, will be discussed on Wednesday, July 25, at the meeting of the European Commission. At the same time, according to The Financial Times published an internal memo, prepared for this meeting, the EU want to obtain from the administration of U.S. President Donald trump “public or written assurances” not to use new sanctions that will affect the interests of the EU.
On the eve Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, commenting on the scandal surrounding the supply of turbines by Siemens in the Crimea to the Ukrainian edition of “Evropeyska true”, suggested that the incident was possible because the German group believed in a quick lifting of sanctions.
According to Klimkin, Siemens turned a blind eye to the obvious because, “it seems, believe the promises of the Kremlin, that Ukraine will not stand that the sanctions anyway off.”
In the Siemens scandal with turbines continues to be discussed by management. The German newspaper Handelsblatt , citing sources in the company reported that the group developed a new control mechanism installation of equipment to ensure that it’s then transported to another place, also, it is possible reshuffle.
“The company considers itself a victim, however, does not exclude the personnel consequences,” the source said, adding that Siemens will accept financial losses, but not going to risk the reputation. Some executives unhappy with the head of Russian division of Dietrich Meller, who is accused in the fact that he delayed the verification of information on violations of the sanctions.
At the end of last week, Siemens said the suspension of deliveries of power equipment for Russian firms. The reason was the delivery of four gas turbine units to the Crimea to bypass sanctions of the European Union.
Last week, Siemens filed a lawsuit in the Moscow Arbitration court against the subsidiary of Rostec engineering company “Tekhnopromexport” and OOO “Siemens gas turbine technology” due to the movement of gas turbines in the Crimea. Before that, the group carried out an investigation and found the actions “Technopromexport” breach of contract.