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Ukrainian court refuses to arrest vessel that carried fuel for Russia's Black Sea Fleet

Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea will file the appeal
16:23, 13 August 2019

Russian vessel Mechta, August 2019
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Kherson city court refused to grant the motion of Ukraine's State Security Service and Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The authorities requested that the court arrest the ship that carried fuel for Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the annexed Crimea. The press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported that after the court session on August 13. 

Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea will file the appeal.

Previously, Mechta (Russian for "Dream") vessel was searched by the Prosecutor's Office in Kherson; the respective order was issued by the same court.

Related: Vessel with 14 Ukrainians on board detained in Russia

In June 2015, the same vessel already shipped some fuel for the units of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol city - under a different name.

The current owner of the ship is Simferopol-based company TK Transservis

Related: Russian fishing vessel sinks in Black Sea

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