Russian Energy Ministry said that new EU sanctions are an interference in the dispute of Siemens and Russian Technopromexport company, emphasizing that it is a direct violation of international legal norms.
“First of all, the interference in the dispute between the two economic entities is a direct violation of international legal norms. Given the many years of Siemens’ work experience, it is difficult to imagine that the company became the ‘hostage of the situation,'” the Ministry of Energy said.
“The Russian Energy Ministry has no doubts that the EU has made its decision based solely on political motivation. For this very reason, unfortunately, no legal grounds for including the staff of the Russian Energy Ministry to the sanctions list have traditionally been presented.”
Russian Energy ministry added that it awaits for EU explanations and intends to “continue to provide energy security to consumers.”
“Political ambitions should not become an obstacle to the government fulfilling their obligations,” Russian Energy Ministry concluded at the end of the statement.