Denmark said its screening capabilities tankerspassing through territorial waters are very limited. This was reported by TradeWinds with reference to the Danish Maritime Administration.
Earlier, the British edition of the Financial Times reported that the European Union was considering an initiative to provide Denmark the right to inspect and even block Russian tankers with oil. Thus, it is expected to strengthen control over compliance with sanctions.
Denmark will be able to carry out inspections in accordance with laws that allow states to inspect ships they consider to be a threat to the environment.
All oil supplied by Russia via the Baltic Sea passes through the Danish Straits. And this, according to the Financial Times, about 60 percent of the total volume of maritime exports Russian oil.
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this message, emphasized that all countries must comply with the rules of international commercial shipping in relation to Russian tankers.
It is worth noting that earlier representatives of the expert community also expressed doubts that Denmark has the ability to inspect Russian tankers.
In addition, there is no official confirmation that such a possibility is even being considered.
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