Ukraine arrests tanker on suspicion of delivering fuel to Sevastopol

Ukraine arrests tanker on suspicion of delivering fuel to Sevastopol

A court in Kherson has sustained the prosecutor’s appeal to order the arrest of the tanker Mriya, suspected of delivering fuel to Sevastopol, the press-service of the so-called prosecutor’s office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea said.

"The Kherson appellate court has sustained an appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office against the ruling pronounced by the Kherson city court earlier to reject the prosecutor’s request for the arrest of the ship Mriya," the prosecutor’s office said in its Telegram channel.

The investigators claim that the ship had violated Ukraine’s rules of entering and leaving Crimea. Also, the prosecutor’s office argues that in June 2015 the very same ship, then called Vilga, delivered fuel to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. The prosecutor’s office investigators on August 10 searched the ship on the basis of Kherson city court orders, TASS recalled.

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