Power Machines CEO suspected of state secrets divulgence amid scandal with supplying Siemens turbines to Crimea

Power Machines CEO suspected of state secrets divulgence amid scandal with supplying Siemens turbines to Crimea
Roman Filippov

However, after the interrogation Roman Filippov was released.⁠

The siloviki released general director of Power Machines Roman Filippov after questioning. Earlier, he was detained upon the criminal case on the fact of divulging state secrets. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the source.

According to the source, at the moment Filippov has no procedural status in the case. He only "gave the necessary explanations." In addition, the source noted that within the framework of this case "number of persons are on the hook".

The FSB press service declined to comment on the arrest of the businessman.

To date, it is unknown whether this is related to the scandal involving the supply of Siemens turbines to the Crimea in violation of the sanctions regime. According to one version, SGT5-2000E gas turbines were made by joint efforts of Siemens and Power Machines, their common venture Siemens Gas Turbine. The equipment was intended for the construction of power plants in the Krasnodar region, but then it got to the Crimea.

After the appearance of information on the supply of turbines to the Crimea, representatives of the German company said that they fully complied with the sanctions regime. They said that in connection with these events they could reconsider partner relations with Russian business. On July 11, the company filed a lawsuit against the subsidiary company of Rostech - Tekhnopromexport, which supplied the equipment to the Crimea. In response, the subsidiary of the state corporation said that the turbines were purchased in the secondary market, and then modified at Russian plants. The suit of German businessmen was postponed to August 21.

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