Russian ship « Shtandart » plans illegal calls to Texel and Scheveningen, the Netherlands, in June and July 2023

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Appeal to the Netherlands pro-Ukraine activists. Let’s enforce the fifth round of sanctions and ban the russian vessel Shtandart from all European ports! Prevent Putin’s ambassador ship from calling at Texel and Scheveningen.

As a consequence of Russian atrocities in Bucha and other Ukrainian cities, European states unanimously voted the fifth round of sanctions. From April 16, 2022, it prohibits ANY Russian boat to make a call in European ports as stated in article 3ea of EU regulation N°833/2014 (see below). The Russian ship « Shtandart » does not enter into the scope of possible derogations. On November 23, 2022, Europe declared Russia, a state sponsor of terrorism. On November 28, 2022, the European council added the violation of restrictive measures to the list of EU crimes.

However, in June 2023, and in July 2023, Russian ship « Shtandart » plans to make calls at Texel and Scheveningen in the Netherlands.

Shtandart plans in the Netherlands
Shtandart summer 2023 plan in the Netherlands

For promoting his business, Vladimir Martus, « Shtandart » captain-owner, instrumentalizes Ukrainian humanitarian aid for his self profit, uses Russian abominations in Ukraine for his own marketing, dares to call himself a refugee, usurps the status of opponent to Putin and abuses the victim inversion. In the convenient ease of his personal 34-meter yacht and his official receptions, Martus has the cynicism to pretend suffering from Putin in the same way as Ukrainians. Though, the latter lost everything, and their family members are mobilized, kidnapped, imprisoned, deported, raped, tortured, murdered, by his compatriots.At the same time, he maintains close ties with the circles of Russian power, defames the true friends of Ukraine, promotes a pan-Russian ideology and relies on a pro-Putin and Ukrainophobe French-Russian network. This is not acceptable.

In 2022, some French local authorities enforced EU regulation and prohibited Shtandart to access maritime festivals in Sète, Bordeaux and Lorient.

In summer 2022, The #NoShtandartInEurope Committee coordinated with pro-Ukraine activists in Spain and obtained the cancellation of Shtandart participation to the « Ruta Iacobus Maris » festival in Vigo and the cancellation of A Coruña stopover.

Since June 2022, the #NoShtandartInEurope committee fights against numerous violation of sanctions handled by French maritime festivals with accomplices in French governmental agencies. It sends letters to authorities and to maritime festival organizers.It publishes debunking articles and press releases in English, Ukrainian, French, Spanish languages. It conducts demonstrations in cities such as La Rochelle, Lorient, Saintes Camaret, Rouen, Vannes… The comittee is supported by Lviv City council, Roman Sushchenko, Oleh Sentsov, Oleksyi Goncharenko, Bucha citizens, Dnipro Unversity, Odesa activists and journalists, Kropyvnytskiy students…

We invite Ukrainian activists from the Netherlands to join our efforts for actually banning Russian vessel « Shtandart » from their ports and from whole Europe.

Slava Ukraini !

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Consolidated Council regulation (EU) No 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine – Updated 10/06/2022

Source, EUR-Lex-Europa :

Article 3ea

1.   It shall be prohibited to provide access, after 16 April 2022, to ports and, after 29 July 2022, to locks in the territory of the Union, to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia, with the exception of access to locks for the purpose of leaving the territory of the Union.

1a.   The prohibition in paragraph 1 shall also apply, after 8 April 2023, to any vessel certified by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

2.   Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.

3.   For the purposes of this Article, with the exception of paragraph 1a, a ‘vessel’ means:
(a) a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
(b) a yacht, of 15 metres in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
(c) recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

4. Paragraphs 1 and 1a shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.

5.   By way of derogation from paragraphs 1 and 1a, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port or lock, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
(a) unless prohibited under Article 3m or 3n, the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium and iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products as listed in Annex XXIV;
(b) the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Regulation;
(c) humanitarian purposes;
(d) transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
(e) the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, as listed in Annex XXII until 10 August 2022.

5a.   By way of derogation from paragraph 2, the competent authorities may authorise vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State prior to 16 April 2022, to access a port or a lock, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that:
(a) a Russian flag or registration was required by contract; and
(b) the access is necessary for the unloading of goods strictly necessary for the completion of renewable energy projects in the Union, provided that the import of such goods is not otherwise prohibited under this Regulation.

5b.  By way of derogation from paragraph 2, the competent authorities may authorise, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, a vessel to access a port or lock provided that it:
(a) has flown the Russian Federation flag under a bareboat charter registration initially effected prior to 24 February 2022;
(b) has resumed its right to fly the flag of the underlying Member State registry before 31 January 2023; and
(c) is not owned, chartered, operated or otherwise controlled by a Russian national or any legal person, entity or body incorporated or constituted under the law of the Russian Federation.

6.   The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraphs 5 and 5a within two weeks of the authorisation.


Publié par Bernard Grua

Graduated from Paris "Institut d'Etudes Politiques", financial auditor, photographer, founder and spokesperson of the worldwide movement which opposed to the delivery of Mitral invasion vessels to Putin's Russia, contributor to French and foreign media for culture, heritage and geopolitics.

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