The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has proposed imposing a 50-year ban on transport links between Ukraine and Russia as part of Ukraine's "sectoral special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)" against the Russian transport sector, the CFTS portal reports.
In accordance with Paragraph 25 of Section 1 of Article 4 and Section 1 of Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine on Sanctions, the Cabinet of Ministers proposes to approve proposals on the imposition of sanctions on the Russian transport sector for 50 years in accordance with the principles established by the Law of Ukraine on Sanctions and to submit these proposals to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine within 10 days.
In particular, it is proposed to ban direct flights between Ukraine and Russia, as well as the use of Ukrainian airspace by all types of aircraft owned (operated) by legal entities based in Russia; to ban the entry into Ukraine of vehicles registered in Russia; banning the import of railway rolling stock into the customs territory of Ukraine by persons associated with Russia, as well as the import of railway rolling stock registered with the railway administration (railways) of the Russian Federation; banning ships flying the flag of the Russian Federation and ships calling at ports in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine from sailing in the internal waters of Ukraine and from entering Ukrainian seaports.
It also proposes not to recognize seafarers' qualification documents, medical certificates, and other documents provided for in the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers if they are issued in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine by the Russian Federation; to ban seafarers who are citizens of the Russian Federation (except persons legally located on the territory of Ukraine) from working on ships flying the state flag of Ukraine.
"The Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Defense, the State Customs Service, the State Border Guard Service, the State Maritime and Inland Water Transport and Shipping Service, and the State Aviation Service–in cooperation with the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Security Service, and other state agencies within the scope of their competence–shall ensure the implementation of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council’s decision on the imposition of ‘sectoral special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)’ on the transport sector of the Russian Federation and monitor the state of implementation of the said decision and its effectiveness," the relevant Cabinet of Ministers directive reads.