French seize Russian cargo ship

French sea police have seized a ship in the Channel that authorities suspect belongs to a Russian company in one of the first visible displays of the West enforcing sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

The cargo vessel transporting cars, which was headed for St Petersburg, is “strongly suspected of being linked to Russian interests targeted by the sanctions”, said Capt Veronique Magnin, of the French Maritime Prefecture.

The US Treasury Department has issued blocking sanctions against the vessel saying it was owned by a subsidiary of Russian lender Promsvyazbank, one of the Russian entities hit by US sanctions.…


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Good, the only major military tool Putin has that is a threat to the west are the nukes.

In a conventional war his army wont stand up. His navy? All of the electronics and weapon systems are third rate. If operable. Putin spends a minimal amount on his military.

We fight him eventually or we put a cork on him now.