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Bosphorus opened for navigation

Bosphorus StraitANKARA, Mar 26 , similar to a mine, is open for shipping, according to the Main Directorate of Coastal Security of the country. The movement of a mine-like object is observed at the entrance to the Bosphorus, Turkish newspaper Star reported on Saturday. Later, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced measures to neutralize this facility in the Bosphorus Strait. The strait was closed to ship traffic. “The Bosphorus is open to navigation,” the department said in a statement on Twitter. The Russian FSB said earlier that the Ukrainian military, after the start of Russia's special operation, installed about 420 mines on the approaches to the ports of Odessa, Ochakov, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny. The service did not rule out the possibility of the drift of derailed mines into the Bosphorus and further into the seas of the Mediterranean basin due to the current. The Turkish Navy has asked ships to track drifting mines following a Russian FSB report, the Hürriyet newspaper reported earlier. In turn, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that the country's Ministry of Defense is taking the necessary measures in connection with information about drifting mines in the Black Sea. vessels cannot leave the ports of Ukraine due to the installation of mines by Kiev


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