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Violations of the embargo on seaborne imports of Russian petroleum products from Black Sea ports into the EU in January 2024 (database)

07 February 2024
In January 2024, 29 violations of the EU embargo on seaborne imports of Russian petroleum products (excluding crude oil) from the Black Sea were recorded. 5 direct voyages with petroleum products from Russian ports to the ports of EU countries, as well as two direct voyages to the ports of the USA were made. The remaining 22 violations involved the delivery of petroleum products to a transshipment point in the Laconian Gulf off the coast of Greece. In January 2024, 183,031 tons of Russian petroleum products were delivered directly to the ports of EU countries and the US and 907,226 tons were shipped to the transshipment point.
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Violations of the embargo on the imports of crude oil from Russia into the EU in January 2024 (database)

07 February 2024
In January 2024, 7 violations of the EU embargo on seaborne imports of Russian crude oil from the Black Sea were recorded. Four of them involved the delivery of crude oil to a transshipment point in the Laconian Gulf off the coast of Greece. Another three violations were the shipments of crude oil from Novorossiysk directly to the ports of TRIESTE, Italy; PACHI, Greece and CARTAGENA, Spain. Five voyages were made by tankers belonging to companies from Greece. Shipowners from Marshall Islands and Hong Kong, China performed one voyage each. In January 2024, a total of 910,800 tons of Russian crude oil were delivered to the EU in violation of the embargo, compared with 784,566 tons in December 2023.
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In January 2024, 37 Tankers exported Kazakh Oil from the Russian Black Sea Port of Novorossiysk (Database)

06 February 2024
In January 2024, a total of 37 tankers exported CPC oil from the Russian port of Novorossiysk, excluding the exports to Bulgaria and Romania. Together they exported a total of about 5 million tons of oil, including 3.6 million tons to the EU and 1.4 million tons to other countries.

Russian Blood-Soaked Export

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207 tankers exported crude oil and petroleum products from Russian Black Sea ports in January 2024: The database

06 February 2024
The Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews, based on the results of its own monitoring, presents a database of seaborne exports of crude oil and petroleum products from Russian ports on the Black and Azov Seas in January 2024. In total, in January 2024, 207 tankers exported oil and petroleum products from Russian ports (excluding exports to Bulgaria and Romania). They transported a total of about 12.9 million tons of cargo, including 3.8 million tons of Russian crude oil (30 tankers), 5 million tons of Kazakh CPC crude oil (37  tankers), and 4.14 million tons of Russian petroleum products (140 tankers).

Militarization of the Black Sea

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Database of Russian Missile and UAV Attacks on Ukrainian Regions from the Occupied Crimea in January-December 2023

21 January 2024
Over the 12 months of 2023, the Russian Armed Forces used the occupied Crimea to strike at the regions of Ukraine, including with: 230 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles – from ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet (no launches registered since September 25, 2023); at least 1250 Shahed-136/131 UAVs launches, not including those launched from the Russian regions; 62 Iskander ballistic missiles and 25 P-800 Oniks anti-ship missiles. The Monitoring Group of the BlackSeaNews and the Black Sea Institute for Strategic Studies Based on the results of our own monitoring presents the database Russian Missile and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Attacks on the Regions of Ukraine from the Occupied Crimea in January-December 2023.

Crimea Under Occupation

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Database of Russian Missile and UAV Attacks on Ukrainian Regions from the Occupied Crimea in January-December 2023

21 January 2024
Over the 12 months of 2023, the Russian Armed Forces used the occupied Crimea to strike at the regions of Ukraine, including with: 230 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles – from ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet (no launches registered since September 25, 2023); at least 1250 Shahed-136/131 UAVs launches, not including those launched from the Russian regions; 62 Iskander ballistic missiles and 25 P-800 Oniks anti-ship missiles. The Monitoring Group of the BlackSeaNews and the Black Sea Institute for Strategic Studies Based on the results of our own monitoring presents the database Russian Missile and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Attacks on the Regions of Ukraine from the Occupied Crimea in January-December 2023.

Databases

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207 tankers exported crude oil and petroleum products from Russian Black Sea ports in January 2024: The database

06 February 2024
The Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews, based on the results of its own monitoring, presents a database of seaborne exports of crude oil and petroleum products from Russian ports on the Black and Azov Seas in January 2024. In total, in January 2024, 207 tankers exported oil and petroleum products from Russian ports (excluding exports to Bulgaria and Romania). They transported a total of about 12.9 million tons of cargo, including 3.8 million tons of Russian crude oil (30 tankers), 5 million tons of Kazakh CPC crude oil (37  tankers), and 4.14 million tons of Russian petroleum products (140 tankers).