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Russia’s PSB says does not own ship seized by France -TASS

Randy Mancini 31 Feb 26
French sea police seize ship headed for Russia, suspected of violating Ukraine-related sanctions
Russian cargo ship Baltic Leader is seen after it was diverted for allegedly violating EU-imposed sanctions on Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine, in the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

February 26, 2022

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s PSB-Leasing company, a unit of Promsvyazbank, which is under international sanctions over Russia’s conflict with Ukraine, does not own the ship Baltic Leader, seized by France earlier on Saturday, TASS news agency said.

The Russian state news agency quoted the company as saying the vessel had been sold before sanctions were slapped on Promsvyazbank.

The vessel is mentioned in a United States Treasury document detailing U.S. sanctions against Russia, which linked it to the Russian bank.

(Reporting by Maxim Rodionov, writing by Andrei Khalip, Editing by Catherine Evans)