WSJ News Exclusive | Ukraine Asks Turkey to Seize Ship It Alleges Is Carrying Stolen Grain

ISTANBUL—Ukrainian authorities have asked Turkey to seize a ship carrying what prosecutors in Kyiv say is thousands of tons of grain stolen from areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia, according to correspondence reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The ship, the Panama-flagged Bomustafa O, arrived in the Turkish Black Sea port of Samsun on Monday, with a cargo of 19,000 tons of barley, according to shipping records and the correspondence. Days earlier, Ukrainian prosecutors in Kyiv wrote to Turkish authorities asking them to seize the ship, saying that it had loaded barley at a port in Russian-occupied Crimea, according to the correspondence reviewed by the Journal.

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