Anti-Russian sanctions are forcing Russia to look for new logistics corridors, Russian Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev said on Saturday, May 21, during a visit to the Astrakhan region.
“Those sanctions that are currently imposed on the Russian Federation have practically broken all the logistics in our country. And we are forced to look for new logistics corridors together, ”TASS quotes the minister.
Savelyev specified that the North-South international transport corridor is being considered as an alternative. From the Russian side, the route along it passes through the ports of Olya, Astrakhan and Makhachkala, Gazeta.Ru added.
The International Transport Corridor (ITC) “North-South” is a multimodal route for the transportation of passengers and goods from Asia to Europe through Russia. It will connect, in particular, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and India.
On May 19, Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov, during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, said that Russia is working on additional supply channels and logistics from friendly countries for the supply of spare parts and components in the energy sector.
Western countries have stepped up their sanctions policy in response to Russia’s special operation to protect the civilian population of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), launched by the Russian military on February 24 on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin. As specified in Moscow, the goals of the special operation are also the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, both of these aspects pose a threat to the Russian state and people.
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