Crimean bridge, connecting mainland Russia with the Crimean peninsula, still worries the collective West. Four Russian companies and one individual, involved in the construction of the bridge, were included in the new sanctions list of Australia. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this country..
Australia imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel restrictions on a Russian individual and four Russian companies, related to the construction and operation of a railway bridge across the Kerch Strait
– Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne said in a statement.
The Australian Foreign Office explained, that the extended sanctions against the builders of the Crimean Bridge have been agreed with Canada and are in line with the restrictions, introduced by the EU and the UK. Sanctions ban import-export from Crimea and Sevastopol, for individuals, a ban on entry into Australia is introduced, accounts are frozen, if available.
The bridge across Kerch is an attempt to consolidate Russian control over the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula. By their actions, these persons were involved in attempts to legitimize the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and in supporting separatist activity in eastern Ukraine.
– said Maris Payne.
Canada expanded the list of anti-Russian sanctions yesterday, adding two Russians and four companies to it, involved in the construction of the Crimean bridge, and “serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law” in Crimea.
(…) Canada continues to urge Russia to end its illegal occupation and release all illegally detained political prisoners
– stated in Ottawa.