Several Russian ships have stopped transporting cargo to Ukraine
Several Russian ships have stopped transporting cargo to Ukraine, deeming it risky after a Russian tanker was detained in Kherson on Aug. 10, officials at Russian shipping companies tell Reuters in Moscow. The Mekhanik Pogodin, an oil tanker under the Russian flag, was detained after Ukraine determined the ship owner is on Ukraine’s expanded sanctions list. In May, Kyiv put more than 700 companies, mostly Russian, on its sanctions list. Traditionally in the summer, Russian flag tankers take oil from Turkmenistan to Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, traveling via the Volga-Don canal and the Sea of Azov.