Conflicts in Ukraine (No.5)

22 March 2022 No.1158

We would like to report the latest updates in Ukraine and Russia. As to the former relative information, please refer to our Japan P&I News No.1156 dated 15 March 2022.



Martial law still has been introduced in Ukraine and there is a curfew. All Ukrainian Ports are closed. Mines are laid into the sea off the ports Odessa, Ochakov, Chernomorsk and Yuzhnyy and it is possible that the subject mines may break off from the equipment and become drifting.




Russian ports continue their normal operations, but the local correspondents reported that the Azov Sea, a North-east area of Black Sea and near to Crimea Bridge are closed for navigation.


The EU Committee has not adopted a resolution to refuse calls of ships whose last or next port of call is in the Russian Federation which was adopted by the EU Parliament, but it is important to keep monitoring the progress of this matter.


Sanctions applied to some of Russian banks by the US, EU and UK. These countries are restricting the sale, supply, transfer or export of military goods, dual-use goods, critical industry goods and technology. Regarding the sanction to Russia by EU, please refer to Japan P&I News No.1157 dated 18 March 2022.


Please note that the change of local situation is so unforeseeable, that the above is to be updated accordingly. It is highly recommended for members to check the latest information at the time of vessel’s calling through local agents in Ukraine.