The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure has called on all ship owners and shipping companies whose ships sail under the flag of Ukraine or other countries not to receive any services (conventional, technical-operational, bunkering, provisioning, etc.) from companies owned by the following:
- citizens of the Russian Federation;
- legal entities registered on the territory of the Russian Federation;
- legal entities whose ultimate beneficial owners or shareholders are citizens of the Russian Federation;
- individuals and legal entities on whom special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) have been imposed in accordance with the Law of Ukraine on Sanctions.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure noted that Ukraine recently prohibited the following from navigating in Ukraine’s internal waters and calling at Ukrainian ports because of Russia's violation of the provisions of international law:
1) ships operating under the flag of the Russian Federation;
2) ships whose owners, shareholders, or ultimate beneficial owners are citizens of the Russian Federation, legal entities registered on the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as individuals and legal entities on which sanctions have been imposed (in accordance with the Law of Ukraine on Sanctions).
Ships operating under the flag of Ukraine are also prohibited from entering Russian ports.
The Ministry of Infrastructure noted that Ukraine has already sent information about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its gross violation of international maritime law to almost 50 leading maritime powers and associations around the world.
"We demand an end to maritime links with ports in the Russian Federation and the servicing of Russian ships in foreign ports," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
As reported earlier, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping has been excluded from the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) at the request of the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure.