France intercepts a Russian freighter in the English Channel for violating the sanctions imposed by the EU


The french navy has intercepted in waters of the English Channel a freighter that was heading to St. Petersburg on suspicion that it could be incurring a violation of the sanctions adopted this week by the EU, as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The ship, which transport cars, has been escorted to the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in northern France, according to sources quoted by the British chain ‘BBC’. The Gallic Government suspects that he belongs to a company that is on the EU blacklist.

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The Russian Embassy in Paris has confirmed the interception to the Sputnik agency, explaining that it had received a emergency call of the captain of the ship in which he warned of the movements of the French authorities.

The consular service of the Embassy has already contacted the French authorities in search of explanations. “The results will be announced later,” said the legation.


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