EU imposes sanctions against Russian companies involved in the construction of Crimean Bridge

The European Council imposed economic sanctions against Russian companies that took part in the construction of the bridge to the Crimea. The decision was published in the official journal of the EU.

Sanctions were imposed on PJSC Mostotrest and Stroygazmontazh Corporation (SGM Group), which are already under similar US sanctions. The list also includes AO Institute Giprostroymost in Saint-Petersburg, JSC Zaliv Shipyard, Stroygazmontazh Most OOO and CJSC VAD.

“As part of the Union's non-recognition policy of the illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol, the Council regards the construction of the Kerch Bridge as a further action undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” the document reads.

PJSC Mostotrest and Stroygazmontazh and its subsidiary Stroygazmontazh Most OOO belong to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s friend, billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, who is himself the target of EU and US sanctions.

The Crimean Bridge was officially opened on May 15. The car section was opened on May 16.

  Russia, Europe, European Council, Crimea, Kerch Strait Bridge