Siemens reaps the benefits of cooperation with Russia: the company is outraged that the Russian Federation is shifting the blame

29 June 2022, 12:17 | Economy
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German energy company Siemens Energy denies accusations from the Russian Federation that gas supplies to Germany had to be cut due to untimely maintenance of turbines..

According to DW, this was stated by the head of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Energy, Joe Kaeser..

“It is very convenient to involve a company that is well known in Russia in this business,” said Keser..

He noted that the repair of turbines would never justify such a strong reduction in gas flow..

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Recall that in mid-June, the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom significantly reduced gas supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, explaining this by a delay in the repair of equipment handled by the German concern Siemens..

In the summer of 2017, Siemens already got into a scandal after it turned out that the company supplied gas turbines to Russia, later installed in the occupied Crimea, which is subject to EU sanctions.. Siemens even promised to initiate criminal cases in connection with the supply of turbines to the Crimea. The company claimed that the equipment came to the occupied island against the will of the manufacturer. However, the turbines of this company are still operating in the Crimea.. Including because the Russian court rejected the lawsuit of Siemens regarding the " And Siemens did not apply to any other courts.

At the same time, a message appeared that Siemens seemed to be considering exiting Russian joint ventures, namely Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies LLC and Interavtomatika.. But the company declined to comment on this information.. And didn't go out of business.

However, after the outbreak of a full-scale Russian war in Ukraine, a statement from Siemens dated May 12, 2022 finally noted that the company had suspended all new business and international deliveries to Russia and Belarus..

Among other things, Siemens refused to supply new devices, including the Sapsan high-speed electric trains..

At the same time, the company still continues maintenance of the same Sapsan and Lastochka trains under service contracts..

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