Ukraine said a forced inspection by the Russian navy on a Turkish cargo vessel threatened shipping in the Black Sea.
(Bloomberg) — Ukraine said a forced inspection by the Russian navy on a Turkish cargo vessel threatened shipping in the Black Sea.
“These actions exemplified Russia’s deliberate policy of endangering the freedom of navigation and safety of commercial shipping in the Black Sea,” Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Russian navy on Sunday opened fire on the dry-cargo vessel Sukru Okan, which was bound for the Ukrainian Danube port of Izmail, to force it to stop for checks.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made an unannounced visit to troops near the Russian-occupied city of Soledar in Ukraine’s east, as officials in Kyiv cited some military gains in the south. Russia’s central bank meanwhile called an extraordinary meeting Tuesday after the ruble crashed through the level of 100 to the dollar for the first time since March of last year as Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on and international sanctions hit trade.
- Russia Calls Emergency Key Rate Meeting as Ruble Plunges
- Putin’s Aide Blames Central Bank for Weaker Ruble, Inflation
- Dutch F-16s Deployed as Russian Jets Flew Toward NATO Airspace
- Russia Opens Fire to Force Black Sea Cargo Ship Inspection
- Wheat Markets Shrug Off Black Sea Flashpoints as Exports Flow
After breaching the 100 rubles to the dollar, the Russian currency erased losses and advanced against the greenback in Moscow trading.
- Russia opens its 7-day Army-2023 expo near Moscow
More stories like this are available on bloomberg.com
©2023 Bloomberg L.P.