Shipowners associations condemn in the strongest terms Russia for the on-going war and invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine. The decision by the Russian Government to invade Ukraine and the consequences of this decision need to stop immediately.
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As informed, the associations stand firmly behind the measures adopted to end the war and the sanctions adopted by the EU. Additionally, they welcome the EU member states’ adoption of the 5th sanctions package including the sanctions proposed on maritime transport
The associations said that they are ready to support further measures adopted by the European Union and its partners in their support of the Ukraine, including those in the maritime sector with the aim to meet the demand stated in the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the 2nd of March that Russia is to “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.”
Finally, the associations call on Russia to cease the hostilities and respect international law and human rights, including the protection of all affected seafarers and the protection of lives at sea.
In the meantime, NATO and EU allies continue to make additions to the designated entities lists so all the members can ensure that they carry out careful examination and inspections using the updated lists.
As mentioned, the European Commission proposed new sanctions against Russia, including a ban on buying Russian coal and on Russian ships entering EU ports, while it is also working on banning oil imports too.