Ukraine detains a large Russian cargo ship in the port of Mariupol

Ukraine has detained more than 3 thousand tons of products of the Alchevsk Metallurgical Combine, located on the territory of the Donbas, which is not controlled by Ukraine, stated the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on Facebook.

“This is our response to sanctions. In the port of Mariupol, more than 3 tons of products of the Alchevsk Metallurgical Plant, which is under the occupants’ control, were captures. The products were being transported by a ship under the flag of Liberia from the Russian port to Belgium,” Lutsenko wrote.

The products of the plant were being transported by a ship flying the Liberian flag from Russia to Belgium.

Lutsenko said that those involved in the transportation of this cargo will be prosecuted under the Criminal Code for financing terrorism.

The Alchevsk Metallurgical Plant stopped its operation in February 2017. Later, the plant was taken under the external control of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic. In December 2017, smelter furnace No. 5 was put into operation there. The plant resumed its work. In February of this year, it was reported that a second smelter furnace was launched.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.