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Khabarovsk resident is wanted in the explosion case in Beirut

As part of an investigation into the explosion in the port of Beirut, the Cypriot security forces are looking for a Russian who was allegedly confiscated from a ship and a cargo of saltpeter that exploded this week. The ship allegedly belonged to businessman Igor Grechushkin from Khabarovsk.

As the RIA News With reference to the Greek edition "Proto Theme", the ship, which belonged to a Russian residing in Cyprus, was arrested by the Lebanese authorities in 2014. As a result, 2 tons of ammonium nitrate were transported to warehouses in the port, no one handled this cargo.

The publication reports that the Cypriot authorities and security services are looking for Igor Grechushkin. The Cyprus Times newspaper writes that the Cypriot police have no information that the Lebanese or Cypriot authorities are looking for the Russians.

A powerful explosion in the area of ​​the port of Beirut thundered on the evening of 4 August. According to authorities, it was caused by improper storage of ammonium nitrate. More than 110 people died, over four thousand were injured.

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