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EU imposes new Russia sanctions over Crimea turbines

EU also said the blacklisted companies include Siemens' two Russian contractors that moved turbines

Reuters  |  Brussels 

The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea. The EU first introduced sanctions on Russia after the 2014 military takeover of the Black Sea peninsula from Kiev, and stepped them up repeatedly as Moscow then backed separatist unrest in the east of Ukraine. The latest tightening comes in response to the delivery of Siemens' gas turbines to Crimea in violation of EU sanctions, which bar doing business there ...

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First Published: Fri, August 04 2017. 21:55 IST