EU intends to extend sanctions against Russia due to gas turbines supply to Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The offers of the extension of the sanctions should be submitted until Friday's evening
16:45, 4 August 2017

Open source

The European Union will make the decision on the extension of the sanctions list against the private persons and companies due to the supply of the Siemens gas turbines to occupied Crimea. One of the European diplomats claimed this as Reuters reported.

According to him, the EU representatives should submit the offers concerning the people who should be put in the black list until Friday's evening. Moreover, two people from the diplomatic quarters claimed that there is no obstruction for this and the decision will be made.

Germany offered to put four citizens of Russia and three Russian companies that supplied gas turbines to the occupied peninsula to the sanctions list last month.

The EU countries agreed with the offer that they should have the same attitude towards anti-Russian sanctions. However, the name of one Russian official was remover from the black list after the objections of Italy.

The scandal on supply of the Siemens gas turbines to occupied Crimea beyond EU sanctions took place in July 2017. Siemens claimed that at least two gas turbine units were supplied to Crimea against the company's will. At first, Russia denied the fact of the supplies but Technopromexport confirmed the supply of the gas turbines to Crimea after their modernization.

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