Moscow has asked Seoul to explain the situation with Sevastopol

© Photo : the Shipping company «Hudson»multi-purpose cargo ship SevastopolMoscow has asked Seoul to explain the situation with Sevastopol© Photo : the Shipping company «Hudson»

Russian diplomats asked the South Korean authorities to clarify the situation with the detained Russian ship «Sevastopol». This was reported RIA Novosti the representative of the company-shipowner «Hudson».

«The work has just begun,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Later this information was confirmed by RIA Novosti the representative of the foreign Ministry in Vladivostok.

The detention of the vessel «Sevastopol»

In August, the South Korean foreign Ministry announced the beginning of the inspection vessel «Sevastopol» in Busan. He is suspected of violation of the decisions of the UN security Council.

On Saturday the representative of the International transport workers ‘ Federation in the far East, Pyotr Osichansky said about the detention of the vessel. According to him, this may be due to sanctions against «Hudson».

He stressed that the detention of «Sevastopol» is a political issue: the port authority said that to solve the Russian authorities should contact the government of South Korea.

Earlier, the United States contributed to the sanctions list North Korea two Russian companies and six vessels, including the «Shipping company the Hudson» and the ship «Sevastopol». The us Treasury argues that included in the list of the court allegedly participated in the supply to the DPRK of refined petroleum products, which allegedly siphoned from Russian to North Korean vessels at sea. The supply of crude oil and petroleum products to North Korea is limited by the resolution 2379 of the UN security Council. It was approved in December last year. The sanctions regime was most severe in history.

Moscow has asked Seoul to explain the situation with Sevastopol© Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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