The energy Ministry responded to new EU sanctions in connection with the case of Siemens
The energy Ministry commented on the decision of the EU Council to impose sanctions, which were, in particular, Deputy Minister of energy of Russia. Sanctions followed in connection with the situation around the supply of gas turbines for Siemens in the Crimea.
Statement Minenergo relatively new EU sanctions appeared Saturday on the website of the Department. It says that the decision to include in the sanctions list of two employees of the Ministry is puzzling.
“First of all, intervention in a dispute between two business entities is a direct violation of international legal norms. With years of experience from Siemens, it is difficult to imagine that the company was a “hostage situation”, — stated in the Ministry statement.
According to authorities, the EU took the decision on introduction of personal sanctions in connection with this situation, “based solely on political considerations.”
“Therefore, unfortunately, the tradition, no legal grounds for inclusion in the sanctions list of the employees of the Ministry of energy was not presented,” — said in a statement.
The Ministry also noted that waiting for further clarification from the EU.
On Friday, August 4, the Council of the EU announced the introduction against Russia new personal sanctions in connection with the case of the supply of gas turbines for Siemens in the Crimea. Under the sanctions were three individuals — Deputy Minister of energy of Russia Andrey Cherezov, the Director of the Department of operational control and management in electric power industry, energy Eugene Grabchak and General Director of Technopromexport, Sergey TopoR-Gilkey.
Also in the sanctions list were three companies — OJSC “foreign economic Association “Technopromexport”, JSC “foreign economic Association “Technopromexport” CJSC “Interavtomatika”.