UK Sanctions Ban Russian Ships From Ports

March 2, 2022

The UK has introduced new sanctions against Russia, “including banning Russian ships from UK ports and additional economic measures.”

UK sanctions basically apply to Bermuda as well, as the island is an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.

The official UK Government website said, ” Russian ships have been banned from UK ports, following a fresh raft of UK sanctions against Russia. The ban includes any vessels owned or operated by anyone connected to Russia and authorities will also gain new powers to detain Russian vessels.

“Additional economic measures, introduced by the Foreign Secretary today, including against the Russian Central Bank and the state’s sovereign wealth fund, also mean the majority of Russia’s financial system is now covered by UK sanctions.

“The new measures prohibit UK individuals and entities from providing financial services to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, as well as the Ministry of Finance and National Wealth Fund.”

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said, “We said Putin and those around him would pay the price for their unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine, and we are being true to our word.

“The ban on Russian ships from UK ports, and new economic sanctions against key Russian financial institutions including its central bank, in close coordination with our allies, will degrade Russia’s economy and help make sure Putin loses.

“We stand with Ukraine, its people and its democracy, and will continue to support them diplomatically, economically, politically and defensively.

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said, “Putin and his allies must feel the full consequences of their vicious and illegal invasion of Ukraine. That’s why from today, I’m instructing all UK ports to turn away any vessel that is flagged, registered, owned, or operated by Russia. By banning Russian ships from our ports, we are further isolating Russia and crushing its economic capabilities, starving Putin’s war machine.”

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