Siemens turbines turn up in Crimea despite sanctions

The German conglomerate has been drawn into an international geopolitical conflict involving EU sanctions and election promises from Putin. Siemens denies the allegations but has announced an investigation.


Thursday, June 29, several photos were uploaded to Russian social media VK. The images would have seemed innocuous at first, depicting several containers and equipment covered by tarpaulins and accompanied by the caption "a new mission arrives at the power plant in Sevastopol." However, they prompted headlines after the photographer added additional information:

"Man, these are turbines!"

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