HELSINKI, April 12 – RIA Novosti. Activists from Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion are blocking access to the port of Hanko in southern Finland for trains with Russian coal, Finnish Greenpeace reported on Tuesday.
The port of Hanko is one of three Finnish ports through which Russian coal is exported to world markets.
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“Greenpeace demands from the Finnish government to immediately stop the transit of Russian coal and stop using Russian fossil fuels before the planned EU sanctions come into force,” the report says.
Planned EU sanctions to ban Russian coal should only come into effect by August.
“We need to get rid of fossil fuels now rather than wait for ineffective and slow sanctions,” Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Olli Tiainen was quoted in the post.
The railway operator of the port of Hanko is the Estonian state company Operail. The other two rail routes to the ports of Kokkola and Pori are operated by the Finnish State Railways VR. The railway network in Finland belongs to the state.
Western countries have imposed multiple sanctions in response to the special operation of the Russian Federation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine. A number of companies announced their withdrawal from the Russian market and the closure of production facilities in the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Western companies that refuse to work with Russia did so under enormous pressure, but Russia will solve all the problems with the economy that the West creates for it.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
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