EU expands Russia sanctions

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 new tightening came in response to the delivery of Siemens' gas turbines to Crimea in violation of EU sanctions, which bar doing business there since Russia's annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine.

In mid-July, Germany's flagship manufacturing firm Siemens suspended cooperation with Russian state companies following reports that its electricity turbines were delivered to Crimea in violation of EU sanctions. Berlin proposed adding four more Russian nationals and three companies on the blacklist.

Source: VOV5