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Caught in Russia-Ukraine storm: a cargo ship and tonnes of grain

Reuters  |  BERDYANSK, Ukraine 

By Polina IvanovaBERDYANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - When the Island Bay cargo ship arrived from Beirut at the Kerch Strait, gateway to the Azov Sea, it sailed into a perfect storm of geopolitics and bad weather.The following day, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian naval ships, impounded them and detained their sailors, some of them wounded. It then blocked the strait by putting a tanker underneath a new bridge it has built linking the Russian mainland to the Crimean peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in 2014.While the world digested the implications of the Nov. 25 incident, the most explosive ...

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:54 IST