Some countries of the European Union supported the offer of Germany to toughen the sanctions against Russia due to the secret supply of Siemens gas turbines to occupied Crimea as Reuters reported citing the source among the European diplomats.
According to them, there is the political understanding of the offer and it was accepted.
Italy skeptically reacted to the idea to toughen the sanctions against Moscow and Luxemburg is ready to support them but with some exceptions. The final decision can be made next week.
The ambassadors of the EU approved the decision of the extension of the sanctions against Russia due to the turbines supply.
Earlier, Germany offered to EU countries to extend the sanctions against Russia due to the supply of the Siemens gas turbines to occupied Crimea. The officials of the Russian Ministry of Power Industry and the Technopromexport Company that made the supply are planned to be included to the sanctions list.
The scandal concerning the supply of the gas turbines of the German Siemens Company to occupied Crimea beyond the European sanctions. Siemens claimed that at least two gas turbine units were supplied to Crimea against the company's will.