Port closures no longer part of European sanctions procedure

The question of closing European ports for Russian ships is apparently a distant prospect, say several diplomat sources. After two weeks of war in Ukraine, numerous sanctions have, however, already taken effect within shipping.

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BRUSSELS – After weeks of threatening discourse by European politicians, EU key figures and ministers, there is apparently no prospect of a shutdown of EU ports for Russian-flagged vessels.

That is the assessment provided by several sources among Brussels’ diplomat corps.

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