Canada imposes sanctions against partakers of Kerch Bridge construction

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two Russians and two companies involved in the construction of the Kerch Bridge fall under the sanctions
08:04, 30 March 2021

A ship blocks passage under the Crimean bridge over the Kerch Strait on Nov. 25
Associated Press

The government of Canada has introduced restrictive measures against two citizens of Russia and four companies for their involvement in the construction of the Kerch Bridge as DW reported.

“The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced new sanctions against 2 individuals and 4 entities…in response to Russia’s illegal occupation and annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,” the message says.

Crimean first insurance company, Crimean railways, Lenpromtransproyekt and Direction on the construction of the railway Berkatit-Tommot-Yakutsk and Director-General of Grand Service Express Aleksander Ganov and Deputy Director-General of infrastructure projects of Stroygazmontazh Company Leonid Rizhenkin fall under the action of the Canadian sanctions.

Related: U.S. Embassy condemns railway traffic at Kerch Bridge

The introduced restrictive measures provide the asset freezes and dealings prohibitions.

Earlier, the Ambassadors of the EU have upheld the introduction of sanctions against individuals and entities responsible for construction of the Kerch bridge.

As we reported, the Ambassadors of the European Union approved the extension of the sanctions against Russia for the annexation of Crimea.

Related: Russia’s strategy in the Sea of Azov: The Kerch bridge, artificial shipping delays and continued harm to Ukraine

Besides, six non-EU countries joined the European Council's decision to extend sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea. These are the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Montenegro and Albania), members of the European Free Trade Association (Norway and Iceland), as well as Ukraine and Georgia.

The bridge over Kerch strait was opened in May 2018. It connects the occupied Crimea and Russia's Krasnodar Krai. In July 2018, the EU imposed sanctions against companies involved in the building process. Then, six Russian companies faced various economic restrictions due to these sanctions.

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