A gathering of people in the elevator business has taken place in Moscow. The event attracted professionals from all over the world and presented an opportunity to assess bilateral business ties.
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.
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.
Ahead of the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin has restated his anger over sanctions levied against Moscow. In a guest article for a German newspaper, he warned that trade barriers are becoming the norm.
Gas turbines made by German industrial giant Siemens and meant for mainland Russia have ended up in Crimea, in direct violation of sanctions put in place when the Crimean peninsula was annexed from Ukraine.
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