The 184 metre long Pluto oil tanker is currently moored at Foyle Port.
It arrived in the UK on February 26 and moored at Milford Haven in Wales just before a Russian shipping ban was introduced across the UK on Tuesday, March 1.
Pluto later left Milford Haven and arrived in Derry around 8 pm on Wednesday night.
The Foyle MP said: “This vessel, which contains Russian goods cargo, is not welcome and should not be allowed to make land in Derry.
“It runs contrary to the spirit of the sanctions which have been introduced to bring pressure to bear on Putin’s regime to end the outrageous invasion of Ukraine.
“The people of Derry stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are enduring unimaginable suffering at the hands of Putin’s forces.
“I have been in touch with the Port to offer assistance through my office to ensure that the spirit of the sanctions are upheld.”
Trade union UNISON said its members were not prepared to touch Russian cargoes arriving at UK ports and were determined to “show their support for the Ukranian people and uphold the sanctions imposed against Russia”.Tags: