Finland has seized 865 freight cars belonging to Russian companies in connection with the sanctions imposed by the European Union.

This is evidenced by data from the Finnish state rail carrier, VR, and the Russian Railways, the CFTS portal reports.

A 6 June letter from the Russian Railways to the Russian Ministry of Transport states that Finnish bailiffs have seized 865 Russian railcars as a result of VR’s measures to reduce rail links with the Russian Federation after the European Union imposed sanctions on the supply of Russian coal in April.

Finland announced that it had frozen the assets of several dozen Russian and Belarusian individuals and legal entities, including transport companies, worth at least EUR 82 million in implementation of European Union sanctions.

As reported earlier, the VR Group announced the suspension of rail freight transportation from Russia.