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Newsline: Ukraine Summons Turkish Ambassador Over Released Russian Vessel

Ukraine’s foreign ministry said on Thursday a Russian ship carrying Ukrainian grain had been allowed to leave the Turkish port of Karasu, calling it an “unacceptable situation and summoning Turkey’s ambassador. “We regret that Russia’s ship Zhibek Zholy, which was full of stolen Ukrainian grain, was allowed to leave Karasu port despite criminal evidence presented to the Turkish authorities,” foreign ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko wrote on Twitter. “Türkiye’s Ambassador in Kyiv will be invited to Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify this unacceptable situation.” (https://whtc.com/2022/07/07/ukraine-summons-turkish-ambassador-after-russian-ship-leaves-port/) Ukraine said the Russian vessel was shipping grain seized from the Ukrainian port of Berdyansk.

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