The judge of the Moscow Arbitration Court denied the arrest of four gas turbine units that were delivered to the Crimea at the suit of the German concern Siemens, Ukrainskaya Pravda reports referring to the Russian "E- Justice" portal.
On August 18, the court ruled against the interim measures. The next hearing will be held on September 18.
Previously, Siemens filed lawsuits against those involved in the delivery of the company’s turbines to the occupied Crimea.
The defendants in the suit are Russian JSC Technopromexport, Technopromexport LLC and Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies LLC (a joint enterprise of Siemens and the Russian company Power Machines).
The German concern claims to have received information from reliable sources that at least two of the four gas turbine units delivered for the project in Taman emerged in the Crimea. According to Siemens, such a development is a clear violation of contracts prohibiting the client from supplying equipment to the peninsula.
"As a result, Siemens initiated a criminal investigation against those responsible. Moreover, Siemens filed claims for the termination of any additional supplies to the Crimea and the return of the already delivered equipment to its initial destination - Taman," a Spokesman for the company Wolfram Trost said.
It is also known that the Russian state company Russian Railways plans to purchase trains from the German company Siemens, despite the recent scandal with gas turbines in the Crimea.