.
.
.
.
Russia Ukraine conflict

Disputed grain ship returns to Russian waters: Turkish source

Published: Updated:

A disputed Russian-flagged cargo ship carrying grain Kyiv alleges was stolen from Ukraine has returned to Russian territorial waters, a Turkish source told AFP.

The Zhibek Zholy appeared to still be loaded, said the official, refuting a Russian media report suggesting that the ship’s crew intended to offload the grain to another vessel before returning.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Earlier on Thursday, Ukraine’s foreign ministry said the Russian ship had been allowed to leave the Turkish port of Karasu, calling it an “unacceptable situation” and summoning Turkey’s ambassador.

“We regret that Russia’s ship Zhibek Zholy, which was full of stolen Ukrainian grain, was allowed to leave Karasu port despite criminal evidence presented to the Turkish authorities,” foreign ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko wrote on Twitter.

Read more:

Moscow admits Turkey conducting checks on Russian ship in Black Sea

Ukraine expects harvest of at least 50 mln tonnes of grain this year, official says

Lavrov says Putin-Macron call leak breached ‘diplomatic etiquette’

Top Content Trending