The European Union intends to discuss Germany's proposal to expand sanctions against Russia due to the illegal transfer of Siemens turbines to the occupied Crimea, Reuters informed.
Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc's sanctions blacklist. It can be officials of the Ministry of Energy and of the company that delivered turbines to the occupied Crimea, according to the report.
After the scandal with the supply of gas turbines to the occupied Crimea, the German concern Siemens has terminated contracts with companies from the Russian Federation.
Earlier QHA reported that turbines produced by the German concern Siemens had been supplied to the Crimea in circumvention of EU sanctions. Russia planned to use the turbines for new Crimean thermal power plants.