Russian ship carrying stolen Ukrainian grain was detained in Turkey

Turkish customs detained a Russian cargo ship with grain stolen by the occupation forces and taken out of the port of Berdyansk in southeast Ukraine.

Source: Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar

“We have full co-operation. The ship is currently standing at the entrance to the port, it has been detained by the customs authorities of Turkey. The ship’s fate would be decided by a meeting of investigators on Monday and Ukraine was hoping for the confiscation of the grain.”

The Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office asked Turkey to “conduct an inspection of this sea vessel, seize samples of grain for forensic examination, demand information on the location of such grain”, the letter said, adding that Ukraine was ready to conduct a joint investigation with Turkish authorities.

Ukraine has accused Russia of stealing grain from the territories occupied by Russian forces since Moscow’s invasion began in late February.

Uaposition memo: The Zhibek Zholy, a Russian cargo ship, with 7000 tons of stolen grain from the occupied Ukrainian city of Berdyansk was entering the Turkish port of Karasu on July 1.

See also: Ukraine has started exporting grain through Romania and Poland, – Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine

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