EuroMaidan press: Siemens’ Crimea sanction break – a case of criminal negligence (VIDEO)
The German concern Siemens has filed a lawsuit against two subsidiaries of the Russian industrial monopolist Rostec for transporting two gas turbines for electricity production from Russia to occupied Crimea, demanding it return the turbines to their original destination, Taman. EU sanctions prohibit providing energy equipment to the peninsula which Russia occupied in 2014. Siemens is claiming that the transfer of turbines to Crimea happened against its will, that it had been misled by its Russian partners, did not intend to break sanctions, and is therefore a victim of Russian treachery. But how credible is the claim? This report investigates the open source evidence. Apart from providing the facts, EuroMaidan press also offers their interpretation of the events in the boxes starting with “EP:”.