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    August 8, 2017

    Poroshenko praises illegal EU sanctions against Russia as "well-deserved"

    August 8 , 2017 - Fort Russ News - 
    DNR News - translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commented on the expansion of EU sanctions against Russia over the scandal surrounding Siemens.

    "I am grateful to the EU Council for the final decision to impose sanctions against Russia in the case of Siemens"
    - he wrote on Facebook.

    At the same time, Poroshenko called the expansion of the list of restrictive measures "a deserved response" to Russia and a "powerful signal" that demonstrates the unity of the EU countries.

    Russia states that the European Union's decision to sanction a Russian deputy energy minister over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to "Moscow-annexed" Crimea is politically motivated and illegal.
    On Friday, the EU introduced additional measures in response to the delivery of Siemens' gas turbines to Crimea, which violated its existing sanctions.

    "Interference in a dispute between two business entities is a direct violation of international legal norms," the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement.

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