Ukraine to close Crimean ports for international ships
Ukraine shall close the ports located on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Evpatoria, Kerch, Sevastopol, Feodosia, Yalta and Sevastopol) for international shipping, web-portal of the Ukrainian Government informs.
The corresponding decree of 16 June, 2014 № 255 "On closing of the seaports", registered in the Ministry of Justice on 24 June, 2014, № 690/25467, will come into force after its official publication.
The above-mentioned document was adopted in pursuance of the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 30 April, 2014 № 578-p "Certain issues on functioning of the sea and river transport" and according to the procedure for opening and closing seaports, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 11 July, 2013 № 495.
Ukraine informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) about drawing up a decree on closing the Crimean ports in mid-May 2014.