Two Turkish ships leaving Ukraine have been stranded since February 24

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On Wednesday, the Turkish authorities announced the departure of two Ukrainian ships that had been anchored in the Sea of ​​Azov since February 24.

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This is after they remained stuck there due to the Russian military operation.

The Directorate General of Maritime Navigation of the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure said that the two ships, owned by Turkish citizens, left the Sea of ​​Azov on Tuesday with their crew of 16 Turkish citizens.

The two Turkish ships headed towards the Black Sea after obtaining the necessary permissions to sail.

The statement indicated that the Directorate General of Maritime Navigation is closely following developments related to other Turkish ships that are still anchored in the region’s ports.

It is reported that many ships of different countries are still stuck in the ports of the region due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

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On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.

To end the operation, Russia requires Ukraine to abandon any plans to join military entities, including NATO, and to adhere to complete neutrality, which Kyiv considers an “interference in its sovereignty.”