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New EU Sanctions Blacklist Russian Deputy Minister

FILE -The logo of German industrial conglomerate Siemens is pictured at the headquarters in Munich, Germany.

The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on three more Russians — including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov — and have also been blacklisted over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea.

A department head at the Russian ministry, Evgeny Grabchak, is also now barred from traveling to the EU and any assets he may have in the bloc will be frozen.

The EU said the blacklisted companies also include Siemens' two contracting companies that moved the gas turbines to the Crimea in violation of EU sanctions, which bar business being conducted in the Black Sea peninsula since its annexation from Ukraine in 2014.