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Russia finds itself confronted with a widening of EU sanctions over the country's annexation of Crimea in 2014. The transfer of Siemens turbines to the peninsula triggered a fresh round of punitive measures.
Siemens will open charges on the "responsible individuals" who shipped turbines to Crimea from Southern Russia. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Moscow will push ahead to construct two plants in the region.
Should Siemens deliver gas turbines to Crimea? Of course not. But what about Siemens' Russian partners? The latest controversy shows how business deals can quickly become geopolitical, says DW's Christian F. Trippe.
After Siemens turbines built by its Russian partners were transferred to Crimea, two more turbines appear to have been delivered without the German firm's knowledge. The case is a test of EU sanctions against Russia.
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