Bangladesh has urged Russia not to send goods through ships banned by the US, saying Dhaka does not want its ties with Washington to be affected.
Bangladesh urged Russia on Sunday not to send goods through ships banned by the US, insisting that Dhaka did not want its ties with Washington to be affected. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters here, “We have told Russia that they can send goods to us through any of their ships except 69 ships.”
His comments come weeks after Moscow last month sent a ship to deliver equipment for Bangladesh’s Rooppur nuclear power plant. The plant is being built with Russian assistance, but Dhaka refused to accept the vessel due to US sanctions in the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war.
The Russian flag carrier – Sparta III – was scheduled to anchor off Bangladesh’s southwestern Mongla port on 24 December to offload goods, but Dhaka refused to allow the ship to dock while the ship was in the Bay of Bengal. I had reached its water area. Momen said, “It is surprising that Russia changed the name of a ship. We didn’t expect this. Now, we expect Russia to send non-restricted ships.
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