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Russian Ships Waiting for Hours to Cross Bosphorus

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Russian Ships Waiting for Hours to Cross Bosphorus

Vessels sailing under the flag of Russia are now facing challenges while passing the Bosphorus Strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.

Kyiv-based Center for Transport Strategies reported it with reference to data of an online vessel tracking system atmarinetraffic.com.

As reported, on Sunday Russian vessels were moving on a zig-zag and curved course, waiting for hours for permission to cross the Strait.

Movements of vessels from other countries were without a delay on that day. Russian vessels entered the Bosphorus late in the evening of November 29.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 28, Russia imposed sanctions against Turkey in response to the downing of a Russian Su-24 warplane by the Turkish Air Force. In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to suspend the visa-free regime with Turkey starting from January 1, 2016. Also a ban on charter air transportation between Russia and Turkey will be introduced.