Danube Ports in Ukraine in Focus of Russian Attacks

CompaniesOther ♦ Published: September 3, 2023; 22:43 ♦ (Vindobona)

International tensions over Ukraine are having an increasing impact on Danube ports in the region. The Vienna-based International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) expressed concern about repeated Russian aggression against Ukrainian ports along the river, particularly in Reni and Izmail.

By increasing the use of its Danube ports, Ukraine has been able to compensate for the Russian blockade of the Black Sea. It is unclear, however, how long this will hold up. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Bwag / CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

These port cities are not only of regional importance, but also act as hubs for trade and transportation links. Recent attacks on these ports have not only caused human casualties, but have also raised serious environmental concerns.

The ICPDR, an organization dedicated to the conservation and security of the Danube River Basin, urges all parties involved to prioritize…