Putin avoided speaking about Siemens scandal during a meeting with German businessmen

The question of the Siemens turbines that were shipped to the Crimea was not raised at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German businessmen, as stated by the Press Secretary for the President, Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports. "The question was not brought up," was Peskov’s answer to the inquiry.

Previously, Siemens stated that two of the company's four turbines were delivered to the Crimea against its will. On July 11th, the company filed a lawsuit against Technopromexport, accusing it of illegally relocating its gas turbine installations.

Since then, Siemens has decided to suspend the supply of turbines to customers in the Russian territory. The company also introduced a new procedure for breaking licensing agreements with Russian companies for violations of the contracts.

  Siemens turbines, Crimea, Putin, Germany, Russia