Ukraine doing all to block Siemens turbines in Crimea - PM

Ukraine doing all to block Siemens turbines in Crimea - PM

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The Ukrainian side will do its utmost to ensure that turbines produced by German company Siemens, which were supplied by Russia to the occupied Crimea, could not work.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said this during the government question hour in the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"We are taking measures in all directions, diplomatic and other channels, in order to block their work and demand a reaction to impose additional sanctions on the aggressor country," Groysman said.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, in turn, recalled that Ukraine had repeatedly turned to the German government and the European Union, as well as directly to Siemens, with the request to prevent the work of turbines on the peninsula.

"We tried to stop this in a coordinated manner by filing respective lawsuits. Siemens continues these lawsuits, so that the turbines, which were fraudulently brought to the territory of the occupied Crimea, did not work there. I received a message from the Siemens leadership and the German leadership that they will continue to act politically and judicially to prevent this," he said.

As reported, after a scandal with the supply of Siemens turbines to the occupied Crimea, Germany initiated personal sanctions against responsible persons in the Russian government, in the Energy Ministry.

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