Tighter Rus­sia sanc­tions

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BRUS­SELS: Ger­many is urg­ing the EU to add up to four more Rus­sian na­tion­als and com­pa­nies to the bloc’s sanc­tions black­list over Siemens gas tur­bines de­liv­ered to Moscow-an­nexed Crimea, two sources in Brus­sels said.

The EU has barred firms from do­ing busi­ness with Crimea since the 2014 an­nex­a­tion. Siemens has said it had ev­i­dence that all four tur­bines it de­liv­ered for a project in south­ern Rus­sia had been il­le­gally moved to Crimea.

One se­nior diplo­matic source said the ad­di­tions could in­clude Rus­sian en­ergy min­istry of­fi­cials and the Rus­sian com­pany that moved the tur­bines.

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