Ukraine denies entry to trains carrying Russian liquefied natural gas

On June 13, the Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) office denied approximately 160 tanks carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) access to entry via the Russian-Ukrainian border crossings. Enkorr news outlet reported that this incident is connected with the entry into force of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) sanctions list, citing sources at Ukrzaliznytsia.

The tanks, which were banned from entering the country, belong to Russian companies named on the sanctions list.

On June 7, Ukrzaliznytsia sent a telegram denoting the list of companies whose freight has been banned from its operations on the territory of Ukraine. Among the largest operators included in the list are VEB-Leasing and VTB-Leasing. Sanctions against AG SG-Trans, the largest owner of gas transportation tanks, have already been in operation since 2017.

As reported, on May 2, the NSDC imposed sanctions on legal entities and individuals related to Russian aggression against Ukraine, as well as those against which the US and EU governments have applied relevant decisions.

The sanctions list included persons involved in armed aggression against Ukraine, as well as organizations related to the Russian Presidential Elections in the annexed Crimea, the illegal retention of Ukrainian citizens in the territory of the Russian Federation, and cyberattacks. It also affects State Duma deputies and members of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

  Ukraine, Russia, Sanctions on Russia