Iranian ships seen carrying Russian crude out of the Black Sea

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Iranian-controlled vessels have been drafted in to ship Russian crude out of the Black Sea in the latest chapter of tanker sanctions-busting. Researchers from United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), an international non-profit organisation, claim to have identified at least five of Iran’s so-called ghost armada transporting oil from Russia to China and India. Further analysis of Refinitiv shipping data by anti-corruption group Global Witness shows that ships controlled by Greek, Cypriot and Maltese interests have rapidly increased the amount of Russian oil they have been transporting each month since the war began.