As long as Ukrainians struggle for existence, children are left without parents or die at the hands of Russian occupiers, and some Estonian residents fear their fate. Estonian national TV and radio broadcasting ERR, referring to the Ministry of foreign affairs of Estonia, reported that 28 companies are requesting temporary exemptions from the sanctions against the Russian Federation. The Ministry of foreign affairs has published a list of companies that have made such a request. The heads of 28 organizations request "as an exception" to continue importing oil products from Russia for some time. Published data do not violate laws and trade secrets.
"I am convinced that the Estonian public has a legitimate interest in knowing which Estonian companies have requested an exemption for a transition period to continue oil trade with Russia," said Estonian foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu.
Recall that the European Union imposed a partial embargo on oil supplies from the aggressor country in June. The ban affected the supply of Russian raw materials by sea. Thus, Estonia has started to apply a sanctions regime — the government has obliged local companies to stop public procurement contracts with Russian partners by October 10.