US sanctions Russian officials

On Friday, November 26, 2018, the United Sanctioned Russian officials who supplied turbines to a power plant in annexed Crimea , along with several “ ministers” from the breakaway region in eastern Ukraine .

The turbines were built by German engineering giant Siemens for delivery to Russia but were later sent to Crimea — which Russia seized from Ukraine and annexed in 2014 — by its Russian partner.

No US action has been taken against the Munich- based firm, which says it was not aware the equipment would be diverted and attempted to sue the Russian state energy firm for breach of contract .