Ukraine bans Russians from owning inland navigation vessels

Ships and & nbsp; ships owned by Russians or sailing under the flag of Russia will not & nbsp; be able to enter the & nbsp; internal waterways of Ukraine Relevant law “ On & nbsp; Inland Waterway Transport '' entered into & nbsp; force in & nbsp; Ukraine from & nbsp; 1 & nbsp; January.

The & nbsp; it states that & nbsp; inland waterways will not & nbsp; be able to use ships that go “ under the flag of the aggressor state ''. The ban also applies to ships owned by citizens of a state that Ukraine has recognized as the 'aggressor'. Ukraine recognized Russia as an aggressor state in & nbsp; 2015.

The law applies to ships and & nbsp; ships that use inland waterways & nbsp; & mdash; then & nbsp; there are large rivers, reservoirs located inside the & nbsp; country. Among them & nbsp; & mdash; the Dnieper and & nbsp; Dniester rivers, and & nbsp; also reservoirs & nbsp; & mdash; Kievskoe, Kremenchugskoe. According to the law, movement on & nbsp; these inland waterways is possible only through registration in the & nbsp; State Ship Register of Ukraine. Such ships receive the right to sail under the state flag of Ukraine.

According to the law, such right will be received by ships that belong to Ukrainians, companies and & nbsp; organizations registered on the territory of Ukraine. Also, the right to & nbsp; use of inland waterways will receive ships that Ukrainians or companies from & nbsp; Ukraine chartered on & nbsp; basis of a bareboat charter (without & nbsp; crew). In & nbsp; in some cases, foreign ships are allowed to enter inland waterways, but & nbsp; for & nbsp; it is necessary to provide documents and & nbsp; permission of the owner for & nbsp; temporary registration in & nbsp; Ukraine.



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