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Friday, February 23, 2018

Russia has demanded from North Korea to free the yacht “Elfin” with the athletes

Vice-President of Seaside Federation of sailing Evgeny Khromchenko on his page in Facebook reported that the Russian yacht “Elfin” with athletes was detained by North Korean coast guard in the sea of Japan on the way from Busan to Vladivostok. The Russian Embassy in Pyongyang and the foreign Ministry are taking measures for the liberation of the Russians. While clarification from the North Korean side has not received.

The frame of the TV report “Russia-24”.

Employee of the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang, told “Interfax” that the DPRK promised in the near future to provide an explanation in connection with the incident, but so far no messages have been received.

In turn, the RIA “Novosti” reported the words of the representative of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation in Vladivostok Igor Agafonov, who also said that so far no information, but the Ministry of foreign Affairs understands the situation.

According to the rescue coordination centre of Vladivostok stated that all were on the boat alive and well, however, it is not clear whether towed the Yacht to the shoreline or not.

Currently, the Russian Consul in Condine went to the port Kipchak (Kipchak), where, according to reports, went detained the yacht.

Head of the Centre for the investigation of accidents at sea, Moscow state University. Nevel Peter Osichansky, in turn, said that Koreans have strict rules and they are forbidden to approach the territorial waters of the DPRK closer than 50 miles. At the same time, he said, normally, if any such violation is noticed, the Russians, they are released after trial. All previous such cases ended very well.

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