Ukraine’s secret service said in a statement on Thursday that the Russian tanker — formerly named the Neyma but now called Nika Spirit — was detained in the Ukrainian port of Izmail
Senior Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov said the move was “absolutely illegal”, reported RIA news agency.
Ukraine seizes Russian tanker ‘used in act of aggression’
Development raises stakes in eight-month standoff between Kiev and Moscow, and fate of 24 captured servicemen
Russia warns Ukraine of consequences if crew of detained tanker held