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BOSPHORUS OBSERVER: Obsessive ship-spotting by the Bosphorus ..- -. .. - . -.. / ..-. --- .-. / ..- -.- .-. .- .. -. .
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Jan 4, 2023 5 tweets 7 min read
Russia distracted the world into pointless inspection of grain carriers while Russian vessels disguised as civilian merchants transit Bosphorus towards Med carrying jet fuel for Russian Air Force, technical military cargo for Russian Army and Russian defense exports to Asia. .@USTreasury sanctioned (RUSSIA-EO14024) SC SOUTH LLC (a.k.a.СК-ЮГ) owned Russian flag cargo vessel Sparta IV, itself sanctioned for ties to South LLC, transited Bosphorus toward Mediterranean en route from Novorossiysk to Tartus #Syria, working on an Oboronlogistika contract.
Apr 30, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Sergey Vladimirovich Maslov’s Julesburg Corp owned, Russian flag yacht Victoria is in Tuzla, east Istanbul, for maintenance and refit. Maslov has been the head of Transnefteproduct OJSC & then president of SPIMEX, largest commodity exchange of Russia. Former head of the Equestrian Federation of Russia and the Development Corporation JSC Sergey Maslov, who was previously accused of embezzling 1 billion ₽, established the Academy of Equestrian Sport in Gelendzhik, where Putin’s Palace is also located.
Mar 30, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
There is anxiety in Georgia’s Russian-backed breakaway Abkhazia about the prospect of locals being sent to fight for Russia in #Ukraine. Similar problem for Georgia's other breakaway region, South Ossetia, from hundreds of men have already been sent:
apsnypress.info/ru/item/7280-m… Anatoly Bibilov, the president of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia, posted in his Telegram channel that ‘another group of South Ossetians left for #Ukraine to participate in “Russia's special operation” aimed at defending residents of Donbas’.
Mar 20, 2022 4 tweets 5 min read
.@Maersk still has ships calling at Russian ports to deliver containers booked before the invasion of #Ukraine & to pick up 50000containers stranded in Russia: Hong Kong flag container ship Nele Mærsk transited Bosphorus toward #BlackSea en route from Istanbul to Novorossiysk #UL ImageImage .@Maersk, which operates routes to St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Novorossiysk, Vladivostok & Vostochny, owns 31% of 🇷🇺 Global Ports, whose shareholders also include Rosatom & former Duma deputy Sergey Shiskarev, who supports 🇷🇺 unilateral recognition of Transnistrian independence