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Ukraine: Greece’s military has seized Russian oil tanker


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ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say they have seized a Russian tanker in the Aegean Sea as component of European Union sanctions imposed towards Russia.

The Greek coastline guard reported the Russian-flagged Pegas, an oil tanker with 19 Russian crew members on board, was seized April 15 and is at present anchored in the bay of Karystos, the southern coast of the island of Evia. The coast guard reported the seizure get involved the ship by itself, and not its cargo.

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AT SEA - JULY 3:  The Greek supertanker Astro Lupus lies anchored July 3, 2002, about 65 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas. (Photo by Craig H. Hartley/POOL/Getty Images)

AT SEA – JULY 3:  The Greek supertanker Astro Lupus lies anchored July 3, 2002, about 65 miles off the coastline of Galveston, Texas. (Picture by Craig H. Hartley/POOL/Getty Pictures)

The European Union, of which Greece is a member, has adopted a wide range of sanctions from Russia around the latter’s invasion of Ukraine, designed to tension the Russian overall economy and the governing administration of President Vladimir Putin.

Oil storage tanks stand at the RN-Tuapsinsky refinery, operated by Rosneft Oil Co., as tankers sail beyond in Tuapse, Russia, on Monday, March 23, 2020. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Oil storage tanks stand at the RN-Tuapsinsky refinery, operated by Rosneft Oil Co., as tankers sail past in Tuapse, Russia, on Monday, March 23, 2020. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg through Getty Photos

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The sanctions incorporate import and export bans for a wide range of merchandise, and a ban on entry to EU ports by Russian-flagged ships.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
(President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy)

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