BREAKING NEWS: Russia Accused Of Seizing Lithuanian Fishing Vessel From International Waters
Russia’s ambassador in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius was called in after the capture of the ship called “Juru Vilkas” (Sea Wolf) and its 28-member crew (3 Lithanians, 25 members of different nationalities), Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Linkevicius told reporters on September 19 that the ship was detained for entering Russia’s territorial waters but that the detention itself took place in international waters.
Data from the Lithuanian vessel’s satellite system proves that the ship was in international waters, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said in a statement. The vessel had strayed in Russian waters, Russia’s state-controlled Vesti television reported.
The vessel is now heading toward Russia’s Arctic port of Murmansk.