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Russian Embassy Confirms Ban on Entry of 69 Russian Ships Into Bangladeshi Ports

© AFP 2023 SEBASTIEN BERGERA worker welds the hull of a ferry boat in Dhaka on June 22, 2022.
A worker welds the hull of a ferry boat in Dhaka on June 22, 2022. - Sputnik India, 1920, 15.02.2023
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in Bangladesh told Sputnik on Wednesday that the Bangladeshi government banned 69 Russian ships from entering the ports of the country due to US sanctions.
"In January 2023, the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry submitted to relevant [Russian] authorities a list of 69 Russian ships that are prohibited from entering [Bangladeshi] seaports in accordance with unilateral US sanctions. This step does not mean a cessation of the import of goods, since only specific ships are subject to sanctions," the embassy said in a statement.
According to the statement, Moscow continues to supply Russian wheat to Bangladesh.
"In the period from July 2022 to January 2023, 920,000 tonnes of grain were shipped," the embassy noted.
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