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EU Solidarity with Ukraine
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    Three quarters of Russia’s current commercial air fleet were built in the EU, the US and Canada. This means that Russia will not be able to maintain its fleet to international standards.

Targeting the Russian transport sector

To restrict Russian industry's capacity to acquire key goods and to disrupt its road, aviation and maritime sectors, the EU has imposed

  • a ban on exports, sales, supply or transfer of all aircraft, aircraft parts and equipment to Russia
  • a ban on non-scheduled flights if a Russian person decides the origin or destination (regardless of ownership and control over the aircraft)
  • a ban on the provision of all related repair, maintenance or financial services
  • closure of EU airspace to all Russian-owned, registered or controlled aircraft, including private jets of oligarchs
  • restrictions on the export of maritime navigation goods and radio communication technology
  • a full ban of Russian and Belorussian freight road operations working in the EU (certain exceptions will cover essentials, such as agriculture and food products, humanitarian aid as well as energy)
  • a full ban on trucks with Russian trailers and semi-trailers from transporting goods to the EU. This will clamp down on the circumvention of the prohibition for Russian freight road operator to carry goods in the EU
  • a ban on EU companies owned 25% or more by Russian persons transporting goods by road in the EU or becoming EU road transport undertakings
  • an entry ban on Russian-flagged vessels to EU ports (exceptions apply for medical, food, energy and humanitarian purposes)
  • a ban on port access and the provision of services for vessels that aid Russia’s war in Ukraine. This includes vessels that transport military equipment, stolen Ukrainian grain, or LNG components, as well as the vessels of Russia’s dark fleet which transport oil while conducting deceptive shipping products
  • derecognition of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping at EU level and an entry ban to all ships certified by it, regardless of the flag they are flying
  • prohibition of maritime services by all EU operators to the oil trade between Russia and third countries unless it falls under the oil price cap
  • restricted access to financial services for Russian railways
  • sanctions on several individuals linked to the transport sector – including the Russian Transport Minister
  • prohibition to access EU ports for vessels that engage in ship-to-ship transfers suspected to be in breach of the Russian oil import ban or G7 Coalition price cap
  • prohibition to access EU ports for vessels if a vessel does not notify the competent authority at least 48 hours in advance about a ship-to-ship transfer occurring within the Exclusive Economic Zone of a Member State or within 12 nautical miles from the baseline of that Member State's coast
  • prohibition to access EU ports for vessels which manipulate or turn off their navigation tracking system when transporting Russian oil subject to the oil import ban or G7 price cap