SHIP THAT SANK NEAR TURKEY COULD HAVE BEEN CARRYING COAL FROM DONBAS IN UKRAINE

The Ukrinform website on 8th January carried a report saying that the Ukraine Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons had issued a statement saying that a cargo vessel that sank in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey could have been transporting “stolen” coal from the occupied regions of Donbas.  It is said that the Volgo-Balt 214 (which flew the Panama flag), which sank on 7th January was transporting coal from the port of Azov in Russia to the port of Samsun in Turkey.  This Russian port in the Rostov region is often used for the illegal export of coal from part of the occupied Donbas to the ports of Turkey and other countries, it is said.

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/2615304-ship-that-sank-near-turkey-could-carry-stolen-coal-from-donbas-ministry.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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