Russian grain ship leaves Turkish port of Karasu

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A Russian-flagged cargo ship, the Zhibek Zholy, which was suspected of carrying stolen Ukrainian grain, left the Turkish northwest port of Karasu late on Wednesday, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed. On Sunday, Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey said Turkish authorities had detained the ship. Reuters previously reported that Ukraine had asked Turkey to arrest the ship. On Wednesday, Russia’s foreign ministry dismissed as false reports of the ship’s detention by authorities. Kyiv has accused Moscow of stealing grain from territories seized by Russian forces since their invasion began in late Febr…

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