The Ban on the Russian Ships’ Entry to Ports is a Kind of Golden Sanction

April 21, 2022

Closure of American ports to Russian ships essentially means the imposition of sanctions on almost all goods imported by sea from the aggressor country to the United States.

As a result, already in May we will see the second wave of a sharp drop in the occupancy of the aggressor’s seaports, which will certainly signal an increase in the scale of problems for Russian macroeconomics.

Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"