Lebanon rejects Kyiv’s claim that ship in Beirut is carrying stolen Ukrainian grain

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Lebanon rejects Kyiv’s claim that ship in Beirut is carrying stolen Ukrainian grain
Ukraine’s embassy says Syrian tanker’s cargo was taken illegally by Russia, which calls allegations ‘baseless’
By Kareem Chehayeb

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon appeared Friday to reject claims by the Ukrainian Embassy in Beirut that a Syrian ship docked in a Lebanese port is carrying Ukrainian grain stolen by Russia, following an inspection by Lebanese customs officials. A senior Lebanese customs official told The Associated Press that there was “nothing wrong” with the cargo of the Laodicea, which docked in the Lebanese port of Tripoli on Thursday, and that its papers were in order. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. The controversy surrounding the ship has underscored how Lebanon, a tiny Mediterranean country bordering Syria, has been in the crosshairs of Russia’s months-long war in Ukraine.

more............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/leban...in-beirut-is-carrying-stolen-ukrainian-grain/
 
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