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Russian minister says power project in Crimea will go ahead
July 10, 2017 / 6:01 PM / 5 months ago

Russian minister says power project in Crimea will go ahead

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday that construction of two power plants in Crimea would go ahead.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

He was asked for comment about the project after Germany’s Siemens’ (SIEGn.DE) said in a statement on Monday that at least two of its gas turbines had been moved “against its will” from Russia to Crimea - a region subject to sanctions barring EU firms providing it with energy technology.

    Novak did not mention the German company by name but said: “The project will be implemented in any case.”

    Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Istanbul, he added that the Crimea region needed the power plants and the first stations could be launched in the first quarter of 2018.

    Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Susan Fenton

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