The Azov Concorde was the first foreign vessel to leave the port of Mariupol along the Russian corridor, RIA Novosti reports.
The Turkish ship traveled along the corridor organized by the Russian military.
The Turkish ship traveled along the corridor organized by the Russian military. Her departure was delayed several times. The Azov Concorde left the port of Mariupol empty and headed for its home port, Novorossiysk (Russia).
In April, Russian human rights ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova said that the Russian military released the crew of the Azov Concorde, a civilian ship that had been held by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the port of Mariupol. Fourteen of its sailors had been evacuated to safety.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Natalya Nikonorova, said that the Ukrainian military blocked at least six foreign ships in the port of Mariupol. They could not leave the harbor because of hostilities and mines.
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