Ukraine detains Russian tanker over Kerch Strait incident
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  • 16:22 25 July 2019

Ukraine detains Russian tanker over Kerch Strait incident

Ukraine’s security service said on Thursday it had detained a Russian tanker in the Ukrainian port of Izmail for its alleged involvement in an incident in November in the Kerch Strait that led to Russia seizing three Ukrainian vessels, ONA reports citing Reuters.

Russia captured the vessels and their crews in waters that separate Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and Russia.

The Ukrainian security service said in a statement that the vessel, now called Nika Spirit and formerly named the Neyma, had entered the port of Izmail after which it had been identified and detained.

Faig Mahmudov

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