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North Korean Vessel Attacks Russian Patrol Boat, Wounding Three

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:24 pm
by Drumboy44
A North Korean vessel attacked a Russian border patrol ship in the Sea of Japan, wounding three Russian servicemembers, according to Russian state news outlet TASS. 

Russian security agency FSB told TASS that border agents have detained two North Korean vessels and nearly a dozen motorboats that were allegedly poaching in the Russian EEZ in the Sea of Japan. One of the vessels was seized. 

"The crew of a North Korean vessel [with over 45 people onboard] carried out an armed attack on the members of a monitoring group of the border guards’ ship. Three servicemen received various injuries," the FSB told TASS. 

Russia's foreign ministry has summoned the North Korean ambassador to Moscow to lodge a diplomatic protest. 
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Re: North Korean Vessel Attacks Russian Patrol Boat, Wounding Three

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:32 pm
by Drumboy44
The Russian Foreign Ministry has communicated serious concern to the North Korean charge d’affaires in Moscow due to an armed attack of North Korean sailors on Russian border guards, urging North Korea to take comprehensive measures to avoid such incidents in the future, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a commentary on Tuesday. 

"Charge d’Affaires of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Russia Jin Jong-hyeop was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry. Director of the First Asian Department Georgy Zinoviev has communicated to him serious concern over the incident," the ministry stated. "Jin Jong-hyeop was told that the Russian side is taking decisive steps to detain the persons who committed unlawful acts." 

"We have demanded that the North Korean side take comprehensive measures with the aim to avoid such incidents in the future," the ministry added. 

The Russian Foreign Ministry also informed that the North Korean diplomat stated that he would report on the conversation to Pyongyang. 
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