EU Ambassadors approved the decision to expand sanctions against Russian Federation because of the scandal with the Siemens turbines deliveries to the occupied Crimea. This was reported by Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak on his Twitter page.
“EU Ambassadors agree to add 4 people and 3 entities to its Russia sanctions list after the Siemens turbine scandal,” he wrote.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed this decision.
“Welcome the political decision of EU Ambassadors to impose new sanctions against Russia for illegal delivery of Siemens turbines to temporary occupied Crimea. Yet another 4 Russian individuals and 3 legal entities will now face just and fair restrictive measures in response for their cynical and voluntary breach of contracts. The 'Siemens precedent' must be punished to never happen again!,” he wrote in Facebook.
As it was reported earlier EU can extend sanctions against Russia over Siemens scandal. It's about adding another four people to the sanctions list.