Ukraine’s new sanctions to not affect construction of Crimea Bridge

Ukraine’s new sanctions to not affect construction of Crimea Bridge

The new sanctions against Russian companies announced by the Ukrainian government will have no impact on construction of the Crimea Bridge, which links the Crimean Peninsula and mainland Russia across the Kerch Strait, an official at the Crimea Bridge information center said.

"They [sanctions] will not affect construction of the bridge in any way," TASS cited him as saying.

The Kiev government has endorsed draft sanctions against 19 Russian companies that have been building the bridge. It is going to submit a relevant bill to the National Security and Defense Council.

The list includes the enterprise Stroigazmontazh and its subsidiary company SGM-Most, the Giprostroimost design institute in St Petersburg that did the project documentation for the bridge, the subcontractors Mostotrest and PortGidroStroi and a number of others.

The authors of the bill think that the sanctions will make economic relations between these companies and Ukraine impossible and will also restrict or sever their relations with the EU and the US. The National Security and Defense Council has the power to impose the sanctions.

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