Bunker Holding chief Keld Demant has been given a four-month prison sentence for breaking European Union sanctions against jet fuel sales to Syria, and the Danish fuels group fined more than $5.2m.

Demant was handed the suspended sentence by the City Court of Odense and the bunker group's Dan-Bunkering unit was fined DKr30m ($4.6m) and parent company Bunker Holding, DKr4m ($610,000).

A total of 172,000 tonnes of jet fuel worth about DKr647m ($103m) was sold between 2015 and 2017 to two Russian companies with delivery in the eastern Mediterranean, according to court documents.