Ukraine summons Turkish ambassador after Russian ship leaves port of Karasu

Ukraine summons Turkish ambassador after Russian ship leaves port of Karasu
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Ukraine summoned Turkey's ambassador after saying a Russian ship carrying Ukrainian grain was allowed to leave the Turkish port of Karasu.
Ukraine's FM says Russian ship Zhibek Zholy was full of stolen Ukrainian grain [Getty]

Ukraine's foreign ministry said on Thursday a Russian ship carrying Ukrainian grain had been allowed to leave the Turkish port of Karasu, calling it an "unacceptable situation" and summoning Turkey's ambassador.

"We regret that Russia's ship Zhibek Zholy, which was full of stolen Ukrainian grain, was allowed to leave Karasu port despite criminal evidence presented to the Turkish authorities," foreign ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko wrote on Twitter.

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"Türkiye's Ambassador in Kyiv will be invited to Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify this unacceptable situation." 

(Reuters)