"Responsibility for this decision, including possible economic costs incurred by Siemens and other German, as well as European, companies working in Russian Federation is fully vested in the EU and Germany's government", the ministry stressed.
"This decision contributes to the establishment of independent power supplies to the Crimea and Sevastopol, which supports their separation from Ukraine and undermines Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence", the report says.
Gas turbines are a "substantial element" in the development of new power plants, the council said.
The three persons were added to the sanctions list for their responsibility in supplying Crimea with gas turbines from Russian Federation.
It said the turbines originally had been sold for use at the Taman power plant in southern Russian Federation.
The new European Union sanctions against Russia over the delivery of Siemens turbines to Crimea is in direct violation of global law, the Russian Energy Ministry has stated. The measures include the reduction of the United States' diplomatic presence to 455 people, or the same number of Russian diplomatic workers now residing in the United States. The latest additions complement a blacklist that already contains 150 people and 37 entities subject to an asset freeze and a travel ban over the turmoil in Ukraine. "If they do it, the only reason would be the desire to harm Trump", the expert concluded.
On July 28, Moscow announced countermeasures in response to the USA sanctions bill and to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomatic staff from the United States in late 2016.