A Russian ship "Sevastopol" which belongs to a company from Vladivostok, was arrested in the port of South Korean Busan. The ship stayed for repairs in Busan in the middle of August, reports Kommersant.
On August 22, a representative of the Foreign Ministry of South Korea reported on the possible arrest of the vessel. The South Korean side suspected the vessel of trade with the DPRK banned by the UN Security Council sanctions.
On August 21, the US announced the imposition of its own sanctions on a number of Russian vessels and companies that Washington suspects of trading oil with the DPRK.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has reported that they do not have information about the incident.
The embassy of South Korea said that it takes time to process journalists' requests.
Information about the arrest came in 24 hours after the speech of Sergey Lavrov in the UN Security Council at a special meeting regarding the DPRK, where the Russian Federation called for a softening of the sanctions regime.