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Turkey Warned Russia After Cargo Ship Incident in Black Sea

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 17, 2023

Screenshot from Russian Defense Ministry's video

Screenshot from Russian Defense Ministry's video

Turkish authorities warned Russian counterparts after an incident involving a cargo ship in the Black sea which took place within international waters, Turkish presidency said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Thursday.

"Following the incident with the ship counterparts from Russia are warned in an appropriate way to avoid these kinds of attempts that will escalate tensions in the Black Sea," the presidency said.

On Sunday, Russia said in a statement its Vasily Bykov patrol ship had fired automatic weapons on the Palau-flagged Sukru Okan vessel after the ship's captain failed to respond to a request to halt for an inspection.

(Reuters - Reporting by Ezgi ErkoyunEditing by Chris Reese)

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