As part of a working trip to Mariupol, the area of the Joint Forces operation and the demarcation line, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sweden to Ukraine Mr. Tobias Tyberg visited the port of Mariupol today.
At the enterprise, he met with and. about. director Igor Barsky, who introduced the distinguished guest to the history of the port and talked about the difficulties that the port workers had to overcome in recent years.
Mr. Tyberg listened with interest to Barsky's information and congratulated the head of the enterprise on the fact that the port managed to stop the decline in cargo handling volumes, and then steadily increase them. The interlocutors also discussed the situation that developed in connection with the order of the Russian side to prohibit the passage of naval ships and state ships through the Kerch-Yenikalsky Canal.
“This is a serious problem as some of these vessels require scheduled repairs to pass the register and obtain a permit to operate. The Azov shipyard will not be able to help now, as it is in the process of being transferred into state ownership, "the port commented, adding that there are no risks for commercial shipping yet.
At the end of the meeting, Igor Barskiy gave the Swedish Ambassador a tour of the enterprise, which, according to the guest himself, made a great impression on him.
Let us remind you that yesterday the Vice-Marshal of the Seim of the Republic of Poland Malgorzata Gosewska and the Vice-Speaker of the Seim of the Republic of Lithuania Paulus Saudargas were met in the Mariupol port.