According to TASS news agency, a ship ordered to load metal and sail it to Russia has arrived in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, the second vessel to arrive in the southeastern city since Russia finalized its conquest last month.
“The ship has arrived and is in port,” a port authority spokesman told TASS, adding that it will be loaded with metal.
A ship carrying metal left Mariupol for Russia earlier this week. Ukraine said that the cargo from the port, the takeover of which provided Moscow with an overland bridge connecting mainland Russia and pro-Russian rebel areas to occupied Crimea, amounted to stealing.
Russia seized full control of Mariupol earlier this month when more than 2,400 Ukrainian fighters were taken into custody after being ordered to stand down at the besieged Azovstal steelworks. Russia said in late May that the port had been de-mined and was open again to commercial vessels.