The German foreign Ministry said about possible difficulties in relations with Russia for the supply of turbines by Siemens in the Crimea
The installation of turbines of the German company’s Siemens power plants in the Crimea may adversely affect political relations between Germany and Russia, said the representative of the foreign Ministry of Germany publication Bild am Sonntag.
The name of the source newspaper does not. “The Federal government once again reminded the Russian authorities about the safeguards, and indicated that such large-scale violation of the sanctions may again complicate the German-Russian relations”, – quotes the publication of the TASS.
The foreign Ministry has reminded Moscow about inadmissibility of violation of the sanctions, which falls under supply German equipment to the Crimea, and about the “illegal” actions of the Russian companies.
During the week itself, the German company announced the suspension of a number of projects in Russia and the intention to sell its stake in the Russian company “Interavtomatika”, which was engaged in delivery of equipment to the Peninsula, which the West considers to be annexed.
Siemens confirmed that the four gas turbines, set in summer, power station in Taman (Krasnodar Krai), was illegally transferred to the Crimea. Russian officials have previously insisted that you set in the Crimea, the turbines were either produced in Russia or at least significantly modified.
Now Siemens will implement new projects to develop gas turbines in Russia only through the joint venture of “Power machines” – OOO “Siemens gas turbine technology” (STGT), as well as through its own branch in Russia.
Siemens explained that the company will suspend shipments to Russian customers only by contracts for power equipment. We are not talking about the withdrawal of the Russian market, said the representative of the group.