Bangladesh ambassador in Moscow summoned

According to diplomatic sources in Dhaka and Moscow, Kamrul Ahsan, the ambassador for Bangladesh in Moscow, was called to the Russian foreign ministry.

The ambassador was called because Russian ships subject to US sanctions were prohibited from docking at Bangladeshi ports, according to a statement from the Russian foreign ministry on Tuesday.

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The Russian foreign ministry warned the Bangladeshi ambassador in a statement that Bangladesh’s action goes against the historically cordial nature of bilateral relations and may harm future prospects for bilateral cooperation in a number of areas.

Russian and Dhaka diplomatic sources confirmed the information to Prothom Alo. Yet, the specifics of the problem could not be discovered right away.

69 Russian ships had their port calls prohibited last week, the Russian embassy in Dhaka confirmed to TASS.

The embassy clarified that this action did not imply that Bangladesh had outlawed the import of Russian goods.

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