Turkey detains Russian ship carrying Ukrainian grain

TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) – Turkish customs authorities have detained a Russian cargo ship carrying grain that Ukraine says is stolen, Ukraine's ambassador to Turkey said on Sunday.

"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," ambassador Vasyl Bodnar said on Ukrainian national television, Reuters reported on Sunday afternoon.

Bodnar said that the ship's fate would be decided by a meeting of investigators on Monday.

Ukraine on Friday asked Turkey to detain a Russian-flagged cargo ship that Kyiv alleged had set off from a captured Ukrainian port.


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