In the Red Sea, the Yemeni Houthis stole a cargo ship, among the crew members are Ukrainians

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The Yemeni Houthis seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea. There are also Ukrainians among the international crew.

About this write The Times of Israel.

Today, November 19, it became known that the Yemeni Houthis, supported by Iran, captured the cargo ship Galaxy Leader. The Israel Defense Forces said the seizure of the vessel was a serious incident on a global scale.

It is known that the ship was heading from Turkey to India with an international civilian crew, and there was no Israeli on board.

The Office of the Prime Minister of Israel in a statement noted, that a British vessel operated by a Japanese company was seized at Iran’s whim by Houthi rebels in Yemen. There were 25 crew members from Ukraine, Bulgaria, the Philippines and Mexico on board.

Β«This is yet another act of Iranian terrorism that represents a leap forward in Iranian aggression against citizens of the free world and creates international consequences when it comes to the security of global shipping lanes.“, the post says.

Earlier, a spokesman for the Iran-linked Houthi military group, Yahya Sarea, said that on Sunday, the group would target all ships owned or operated by Israeli companies or flying the Israeli flag.

It will be recalled that at the end of October, the representative of the Houthi group from Yemen “Ansar Allah” Yahya Saria announced an attack on Israel with missiles and drones.

The United States expressed fears that the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and the Hamas group may soon spread to other parts of the region.

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