"Good news from Brussels! In the development of our agreements reached at the EU-Ukraine summit, the ambassadors of the EU member states approved the decision on the introduction of individual sanctions against six people involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge," he said.
According to the president, this is a sign of the inevitability of punishment for any individuals or companies that were, are or will be involved in actions related to the attempt of annexation and temporary occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea.
"I thank our allies for solidarity and support of Ukraine in opposing the Russian aggressor!" the head of state said.
As reported, the bridge across the Kerch Strait to Russian-occupied Crimea was officially opened in the Krasnodar Territory of the Russian Federation on May 15, 2018.
Poroshenko called the illegal construction of the Crimean Bridge another sign of disregard for international law by the Kremlin.
According to Oleksandr Turchynov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait to Russian-occupied Crimea created a number of serious threats and methods of pressure on Ukraine, the key of which is a threat to national security.