OREANDA-NEWS Alexander Ponomarenko, co-owner and chairman of the Board of Directors of Sheremetyevo Airport, will resign "due to the circumstances." On the eve of the businessman was included in the EU sanctions list.

Alexander Ponomarenko said that he was resigning the powers of the chairman of the Board of Directors of Sheremetyevo International Airport, which he had held since 2016.

"On February 28 of this year, I was included in the EU sanctions lists. In the justification of the decision of the EU Council, a real estate object in Gelendzhik is indicated, in respect of which I have repeatedly commented to Russian and foreign media that I withdrew from this project in 2016, did not participate in its financing and have no relation to it since then.

I am also not even familiar with S.V. Aksenov (head of the Republic of Crimea. - RBC) and never met him," the Sheremetyevo press service reported Ponomarenko's words.

Ponomarenko was on the sanctions list of representatives of Russian politicians and businessmen, against whom the EU imposed sanctions on February 28.

"Mr. Ponomarenko has close ties with other oligarchs associated with Vladimir Putin, as well as Sergey Aksyonov, the leader of the so-called Republic of Crimea <...>," the published reasons follow.