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Russia and Ukraine: Turkey seizes a wheat ship flying the Russian flag and is investigating allegations that it transported stolen cargo

Russia and Ukraine: Turkey seizes a wheat ship flying the Russian flag and is investigating allegations that it transported stolen cargo

  • Turkish fact-finding and service team
  • BBC

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The Turkish authorities detained a Russian-flagged cargo ship loaded with wheat, after it reached its territorial waters, in the Black Sea, according to the Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey.

And Reuters news agency quoted a Turkish official as saying that his country was investigating allegations about the cargo ship loaded with wheat flying the Russian flag.

Ambassador Vasyl Bodnar said: “We are fully cooperating with the Turkish authorities, and the ship is now anchored at the entrance to the port, after being detained by the Turkish customs authorities.”

We traced the ship’s itinerary from the port of Berdyansk, in the areas occupied by Russia, in eastern Ukraine, until it reached the Turkish port of Karasu, on the southern coast of the Black Sea.