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The EU sanctions on Russia explained, what is still possible?

The EU has approved heavy sanctions against Russia in response to the military attack on Ukraine. How does this affect rail freight on the New Silk Road, which runs largely through Belarus and Russia? We discussed this with Sebastiaan Bennink, sanctions lawyer at BenninkAmar.

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Author: Bart Pals

3 comments op “The EU sanctions on Russia explained, what is still possible?”

Anton Chornyi|02.03.22|14:23

Dear Bart, my fellow Ukrainians are dying now in the war against Russia … And you are advising how to work around the situation with Russian sanctions and cargo flows sitting safely in your office? Are you completely out of your mind, boy? All cooperation with Russia MUST BE STOPPED NOW !!!

Pieter Bas Bredius|02.03.22|18:26

Completely agree. Seems hard for some of us to understand what ”true values” means, hope it is a just a matter of time, so let’s give them the benefit of the doubt.

Alek Samson|19.03.22|03:17

How is Bart advising on how to work around these sanctions? When he clearly says that his job is to ensure that companies do everything by the rules.
“compliant with all rules and laws…certainly not going to help companies to circumvent the sanctions.”….Am I missing something?

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