The government in Ottawa said the return of the repaired turbine would boost "Europe’s ability to access reliable and affordable energy as they continue to transition away from Russian oil and gas," according to the Reuters news agency.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Energy Ministry said that Canada’s decision was “unreasonable and dangerous to the sanctions regime,” dorzeczy.pl reported.
Poland in favour of 'tougher sanctions against Putin regime': spokesman
Łukasz Jasina, the spokesman for the Polish foreign ministry, said that Poland was in favour of “tougher sanctions against the Putin regime.”
“It’s a pity that this decision has been made,” he added, when asked about the return of the turbine, according to dorzeczy.pl.
“Hopefully such decisions, which don’t violate the sanctions but in fact bypass them, will be as rare as possible,” Jasina told public broadcaster Polish Radio.
He said there could be no return to “business as usual” with Russia, adding that “many European countries” favoured such an approach, dorzeczy.pl reported.
Lithuania’s blockade of Russian rail transit
The spokesman also said that Poland was backing Lithuania’s decision last month to block the rail transit of some goods to Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.
The ban was slapped in connection with European Union sanctions against the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine.
“Lithuania can count on Polish support,” Jasina said, adding that Vilnius had the right “to exercise its sovereignty and to comply with European law, namely the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia.”
Russia has warned Lithuania of “serious consequences” if the restrictions are not removed, news outlets reported.
Monday is day 138 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Source: dorzeczy.pl, Reuters