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06 August 2017, 01:33 | Ruben Fields
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The latest tightening comes in response to the delivery of Siemens' gas turbines to Crimea in violation of European Union sanctions, which bar doing business there since the annexation that has not been internationally recognised. The newly sanctioned individuals and companies will be subject to restrictive measures because their actions undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, EU officials said. Moving them to Crimea breaches conditions of sale. The machines were then illegally sent to a power project and modified locally in Krim, as the Russians call it.
The EU decision to blacklist two Russian Energy Ministry officials is puzzling, while its interference in the dispute between Siemens and Russia's Technopromexport (part of the Rostec Corporation) violates worldwide law, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Russia "resolutely denies any attempts to use it a as an example of alleged negligence of Russian companies", the ministry said.
The companies placed under sanctions are the contracting party which purchased gas turbines and is responsible for the transfer, the current owner of the gas turbines, and a company specializing in control and communication systems for power plants, including in the Crimean cities of Sevastopol and Simferopol.
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The three persons were added to the sanctions list for their responsibility in supplying Crimea with gas turbines from Russian Federation. The proposal includes Siemens' Russian contractor, Technopromexport.
The EU measures involve a freeze on their assets and travel bans.
The measures come despite the fact that the EU just days ago bitterly criticized the United States over fresh sanctions targeting Russian Federation for election meddling, on the grounds that it could harm European energy firms.
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