Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker it said was used in a naval confrontation last November amid sensitive prisoner swap talks between the two countries, at loggerheads since 2014.
Kiev’s SBU security service said it stopped the tanker, the Neyma, as it entered the port of Izmail in the southern Odessa region. Investigators seized documents onboard and questioned crew members, an SBU statement said.
Moscow responded by threatening Kiev with unspecified ‘consequences’.
The move comes two weeks after Ukraine’s new leader Volodymyr Zelensky and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed a possible prisoner swap during their first phone call.
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Source: Gulf times