Head of Naftogaz: Siemens refused to cooperate with Ukraine because of fear of losing Russian orders
Siemens, under pressure from Russia, refused to continue supplying equipment for the modernization of the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS), Interfax-Ukraine reports quoting the head of the board of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andriy Kobolyev, as saying.
“The first compressors had already been brought in; they were Siemens compressors. But then Siemens called and said that if we brought them, then we would lose the Russian market,” the head of Naftogaz said.
According to him, the company had to turn to General Electric for new supplies.
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