Turkey seizes Russian boat suspected of stealing 7,000 tons of Ukrainian grain

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Russian cargo ships Thousands of tons of grains was seized and raided by Turkish authorities at the Black Sea port of Karasu After it was claimed that The grain in Russian ships imported to Turkey was stolen from Ukraine

Turkish customs seizes Russia’s Shebek Choli after Ukraine claims The vessel illegally transported 7,000 tonnes of stolen grain from the southeastern Berdiansk port. which was seized by Russia from Ukraine

An official from Turkey’s Karasu port said that The ship was moored at the port. To wait for the inspection of the cargo coming in, while Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The statement confirmed that the Chebek Choli was actually a ship with the Russian flag on top of the mast. But Lavrov believed that the ship belonged to Kazakhstan. and is currently shipping contracted goods between Estonia and Turkey.

Ukrainian authorities accuse Russia of stealing its own grain. from the territory of Ukraine occupied by Russia to be sold to the international market Its grain exports account for nearly 15% of global exports. It will result in the world watching that allegations that Russia stole grain from Ukraine may be true.

The sailing of Shebek Choli was announced by the governor of Zaporizhia region. which was appointed by the Russian The Berdiansk port is located in the region. such ships are “First cargo ship” to carry cargo from Ukrainian ports seized by Russia Since the war began on Feb 24 ago

On the 30th of Jun. Ukraine’s Attorney General sent a letter to the Turkish Ministry of Justice. to alert and claim that the Chebek Choli boat was involved in “Illegal export of Ukrainian grains” and the ship is sailing towards the Turkish port of Karasu, Ukraine has called on Turkish authorities to “Perform an inspection of this ship. Seize samples for forensic examination. as well as asking for information on the sources of such grains.”

The Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey told the country’s media that He hoped the grain would be seized by Turkish authorities. Although it is still difficult to verify the origin of the grains, Ukraine said it had evidence of cooperation in the theft of Ukrainian grains for resale in the offshore market. through the craftsmanship of the Russians who seized their territory The Russian pro-Russian representative in the Zaporizhia region of Ukraine revealed that He has already entered into agreements to sell grain to Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

In contrast, Russian state-run media Tass quoted Yevkiny Balitsky, head of the Russian Agriculture Administration, as saying: agricultural commodity trader and Russian government companies have purchased grain from farmers in the region

Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/05/ukraine-russia-turkey-ship-grain-stolen?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR2yJrl05N1oFDo_oBmrteQcYg1vbahUfITNd4htP3dU1Qqda-DoSNtj918

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