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Canada returns overhauled Russian turbines to Germany, expands sanctions

Canada returns overhauled Russian turbines to Germany, expands sanctions

The Canadian government said the move would support “Europe’s ability to obtain safe and affordable energy as it continues to phase out the use of Russian oil and gasThe Canadian government will issue a permit to exempt the return of turbines from Russian sanctions.

Canada also announced that it would expand sanctions against the Russian energy sector to include industrial equipment.

The new Canadian sanctions “will apply to road transport, pipelines, metal fabrication, transportation, computer, electronic and electrical equipment, as well as machinery and equipment.”“.

Canada added that “in the absence of the necessary supplies of… Natural gas The German economy will face great difficulties and the Germans themselves will face the risk of not being able to heat their homes as winter approaches“.

The German government did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday. The German government confirmed on Friday that it had received a positive signal from Canada regarding the turbines needed to maintain Nord Stream 1.

The Kremlin said on Friday it would increase gas supplies to Europe if the turbines were returned.

A source in the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said on Thursday that Ukraine had opposed Canada’s delivery of the turbines to the company Gazprom Kyiv considers such a move a violation of the sanctions imposed on Russia.

On Saturday, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said in a statement that “Canada is steadfast in its support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity…Canada will not hesitate to put pressure on the Russian regime.”