icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Japanese poachers detained in Russian territorial waters

Japanese poachers detained in Russian territorial waters
A Japanese fishing boat has been detained in Russian territorial waters near the Kuril Islands. Russian coast guards said there had been two boats, illegally crossed the border, but they had managed to seize only one.

“The ship has been refusing to stop for about an hour, when it attempted to free, Russian guards detained the crew of 6 Japanese citizens. The board is being escorted to the town of Yuzhno-Kurilsk. The captain has admitted responsibility for poaching in the Russian territorial waters. There were two tones of fish on board. Now the fishing equipment is being inspected. The Japanese citizens can leave the boat only after the investigation is over and any charge is imposed,” said Evgeny Lazarev of the Coast Guard Press Service.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.