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Customs officers examined the Baltic Leader after her escort to the port of Boulogne-Sur-Mer before a written ticket was issued to the captain, according to a ministry statement.

A spokeswoman for the maritime prefecture, Véronique Magnin, said the seizure of the ship was apparently the first such action in the English Channel.

The ship, which was carrying cars, belongs to PSB Lizing, which an official close to Public Affairs Minister Olivier Dussopt said is among the Russian companies targeted by EU sanctions. He confirmed that PSB Lizing is a subsidiary of PSB, or Promsvyazbank Public Joint Stock Company

The approximately 130-meter (426.5-foot) vessel was heading from Rouen, Normandy, to St Petersburg, and was stopped near Honfleur,

MOSCOW — A senior Russian official has warned that Moscow could respond to Western sanctions over its attack on Ukraine by withdrawing from the latest nuclear arms pact and freezing Western assets.

Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy head of the Russian Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin, ignored a series of crippling sanctions that the United States, the European Union and other allies imposed on Russia as a reflection of ” Western political impotence.

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