Russian warship fires warning shot at Black Sea cargo ship
19 August 2023 | 10:25 am
According to its defense ministry, a Russian warship fired warning shots at a vessel headed to Ukraine in the Black Sea. It is the first such incident since Moscow exited the UN-brokered grain deal.
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