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Russia suspected of stealing grain from Ukraine, Lebanese prosecutors detain ‘stolen ship’

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Lebanese prosecutor Ghassan Ouidat pointed out that since officially the determination of the shipment could beUkraineAfter the “theft” arrived, officers seized a boat laden with barley and wheat flour.

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According to ship tracking data monitored by Bloomberg, Bloomberg reported that the cargo ship Laodicea arrived in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on July 27. Ukraine Embassy in Beirutembassy“It’s a shipRussiaLoaded from Feodosia in the occupied Crimean Peninsula and from Zaporizhzhya, Mykolaiv and Kherson in southeastern Ukraine.

According to European database Equisys, the registered owner of the vessel is Syria’s Mar Shipping Ltd, which has not yet received a response. Notably, in 2015, both the company and the ship were sanctioned by the United States for their relationship with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The embassy accused Russia of stealing more than 500,000 tons of grain during the occupation of the three territories, and even though Russia denied stealing grain, it publicly “resumed grain shipments from occupied ports”. ” told about.

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Grain shipments from Crimea have increased since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, which analysts see as a sign that Ukrainian grain is being exported while Crimea is subject to sanctions by the European Union and the United States. Is.

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