X
Dear User,
On May 25, 2018, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with information about the processing of personal data on the PolskieRadio.pl website.
1.The Data Administrator is Polish Radio S.A., based at 77/85 Niepodległości Ave., 00-977, Warsaw.
2.On issues regarding your data, please contact the Data Protection Officer, e-mail: iod@polskieradio.pl, tel. 22 645 34 03.
3.Personal data may be processed for marketing purposes based on consent.
4.Personal data may be shared solely for the purpose of proper implementation of services defined in the privacy policy.
5.Personal data will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area or to an international organisation.
6.Personal data will be stored for 5 years after an account is deactivated, in accordance with the law.
7.You have the right to access your personal data, correct it, to have it moved or deleted, or to limit its processing.
8.You have the right to object to further processing, and in the case of voicing consent to the processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent. The exercise of the right to withdraw consent does not affect any processing that has already taken place.
9.You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
10.Polish Radio S.A. declares that no automated decisions are made when personal data is processed, and that profiling is not used.
For more information on this subject, please read our personal data and privacy policy.
I UNDERSTAND
English Section

German industrial giant to leave Russia over Ukraine war: report

13.05.2022 11:00
German industrial giant Siemens has decided to pull out of the Russian market as a result of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, a Polish website has reported.
Siemens to leave Russia due to Ukraine war: A sculpture showing a wind turbine is seen in front of the German industrial giants premises in Berlin.
Siemens to leave Russia due to Ukraine war: A sculpture showing a wind turbine is seen in front of the German industrial giant's premises in Berlin.PAP/EPA/Kamil Zihnioglu

Siemens announced its decision in a statement on Thursday, according to the biznesalert.pl website.

“The company has started proceedings to wind down its industrial operations and all industrial business activities,” in Russia, it said, as quoted by biznesalert.pl.

The German giant added: “After the start of the war, Siemens put all new business in, and international deliveries to, Russia and Belarus, on hold. The comprehensive international sanctions, as well as current and potential countermeasures, impact the company’s business activities in Russia, particularly rail service and maintenance."

'We condemn the war in Ukraine'

Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG, said: “We condemn the war in Ukraine and have decided to carry out an orderly process to wind down our industrial business activities in Russia,” biznesalert.pl reported. 

He went on to say: “This was not an easy decision, given our duty of care for our employees and long-standing customer relationships, in a market where we have been active for almost 170 years."

Business ties with Moscow

Siemens has long been accused of sidestepping European sanctions on Moscow, according to biznesalert.pl.

In a widely publicised case, it supplied Russia with turbines that were later used in the construction of two power plants in Ukraine's Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, the Polish website reported.  

Siemens afterwards said it would suspend operations in Russia, but eventually resumed its business ties with Moscow, biznesalert.pl reported.

As a result, the German company delivered engines for deep well pumps used by Russia in Crimea, the Polish website said.

Siemens has a workforce of around 3,000 people in Russia, according to cnbc.com.

Friday is day 79 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

(pm/gs)

Source: biznesalert.pl, cnbc.compress.siemens.com