January 7, 2019

07.01.2019. A ship that allegedly was transporting coal from the unrecognized DPR sank off the Turkish coast

The cargo ship VOLGO-BALT 214, which was transporting coal from the Russian port of Azov to the Turkish port of Samsun, sank off the coast of Turkey. There is an assumption that Azov is used for the illegal export of coal from the territory of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic controlled by Russia. Until the summer of 2017, the ship was under the Russian flag, then replaced it for 2 months with the flag of the State of Saint Kitts and Nevis, and later — in August 2017 — with the flag of Panama.