The European Union has imposed sanctions due to the construction of a bridge to Crimea

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The Council of the European Union contributed to the sanctions list of the six Russian companies. The decision in Brussels took over the construction of the Crimean bridge.

«The EU Council is considering the construction of the Kerch bridge as the further actions that undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine», — stated in the decree published in the official journal of the EU.

The list includes «SGM-Bridge», JSC «WAD», shipbuilding plant «Zaliv», PJSC «Mostotrest», the Institute «Giprostroymost», «SGM — SGM group». The assets of these companies in the EU will freeze, and physical and legal persons registered in the European Union, forbid to give them any funds.

The total number of organizations included in the sanctions list of the European Union, reached 44. In addition, the EU banned entry to the territory of enterprises 155 persons, their assets are also frozen.

As noted in the information center «Crimean bridge», the introduction of restrictive measures will not affect the progress of the project.

In turn, the state Committee of road economy of the Peninsula is also noted that the introduction of EU sanctions against the General contractor for the construction of the route «Tavrida» — JSC «WAD» will not affect the timing of construction.

«All contracts with JSC «WAD» will be executed qualitatively and in time,» said the Committee.

The failure of the sanctions policy

As the Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Dmitry Polonsky, the implementation of major infrastructure projects is the best illustration of the utter failure of the sanctions policy in relation to Russian companies.

The official reminded that successfully completed the construction of Crimean bridge, the operation entered its automotive part, completed work on the railway part of it, built the track «Tauris», the water drained new trial.

«No matter how barking dog «party of the sanctions war against Russia,» and the caravan of Russian business is moving steadily forward and achieve significant results», — concluded Putin.

Crimean bridge

A bridge to the Crimea from the Krasnodar region — the longest in Russia, its length is 19 kilometers.

The start of the movement planned for December, but the work was completed ahead of schedule. First on the new highway may 15, drove Vladimir Putin. The next day was opened to automobile traffic.

The road on the Crimean bridge — a site of Federal road A-290. A four-lane highway of category 1B with a capacity of 40 thousand vehicles per day. The maximum permitted speed of 90 kilometers per hour, stopping on the bridge is prohibited.

The train part of the Crimean bridge continues to be built, it will be put into operation on schedule in 2019. The main structural elements (pile foundations, pillars, spans) we are ready more than 70 percent.

A newly built four-lane highway «Tavrida» will connect Kerch, where a bridge across the Strait of Kerch, Simferopol and Sevastopol. The first phase of construction of the highway (two lanes) is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018, the second (four-lane) by the end of 2020.

The total length of the route will be 250,7 km, capacity — up to 40 thousand cars a day.