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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Russia, the DPRK handed a note in connection with the detention of the yacht “Elfin”

The Russian Embassy in Pyongyang, the North Korean side handed over a note of protest in connection with detention in the sea of Japan the Russian yacht “Elfin” with the athletes. Currently, the yacht is delivered to the port of Kinchen. The crew is all right, but while the North Korean authorities have not informed, when are you going to let the Russians and why they were detained.

The press attache of the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang Denis Samsonov. reported by RIA “Novosti” that the Russian Embassy gave diplomatic workers of Korea note demanding the immediate release of the Russian yacht “Elfin” and members of her crew. Recall that the yacht had previously been arrested by North Korean coast guard in the sea of Japan.

The ACTING representative of the Russian foreign Ministry in Vladivostok Igor Agafonov, in turn, said that currently, the yacht is delivered with the Russians in the North Korean port Kinchen. The crew is all good, but data from the authorities of the DPRK on the reasons of detention are still there. The Russian Ambassador is waiting for permission to go to the port to meet the crew. As soon as the North Korean authorities give such permission is also not yet known.

On Board are the captain and four crew members. The Russians took part in the regatta sports in Busan in South Korea and returned to Vladivostok. According to experts, the Russians could be closer than 50 miles from the territorial waters of the DPRK, which is considered a violation. For that the boat could hold, but usually in relation to the Russian citizens all ends happily and the North Korean authorities released them after verification.

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