Ukraine Arrests Turkish Cargo Ship Over Crimea Port Call, Threatens Crew With Jail

KIEV, March 27 (Reuters) - Ukrainian authorities have arrested a Turkish-owned cargo ship and detained its captain over a visit it made to a port in Crimea after Russian annexed the peninsula from Ukraine last year. Prosecutors said the Tuvalu-registered 5,095 deadweight tonne ship Kanton was being held in the Ukrainian port of Kherson. They said the crew could go to jail … [Read more...]

Ukrainian Coast Guard Vessels Attacked as New EU Sanctions for Russia Loom

By Kateryna Choursina, Vladimir Kuznetsov and Ewa Krukowska Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Pro-Russian rebels attacked two Ukrainian coast-guard vessels, just hours after European Union governments agreed to impose new sanctions on Russia if the conflict worsens. Fighting in southeast Ukraine continued yesterday and the situation there remains “tense,” according to military … [Read more...]

Russian Troops Seize Ukranian Navy Vessels

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, March 20 (Reuters) - Russian troops took over three Ukrainian warships in Crimea on Thursday, a Ukrainian navy official said, after Moscow's military seizure of the Black Sea peninsula and annexation of the territory. Vladislav Seleznyov, a Ukrainian military spokesman in Crimea, said the Russian forces used stun grenades as they stormed the corvette … [Read more...]

Ukraine Ports, Shipping Run Normally as Russia Occupies Crimea

By Naomi Christie and Natasha Doff March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s ports and shipping operations mostly continued as normal even after Russia’s military occupied the Crimea. Cargo movements out of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports have not yet been affected by the escalation, according to Western Bulk ASA, which operates more than 120 ships hauling commodities including grain. … [Read more...]