Russia Seizes Lithuanian Ship in International Waters

An undated photo of the seized vessel, “Juros Vilkas”, from

Russia has detained a Lithuanian fishing vessel and its crew in international waters according to Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to reports on Delfi, the ship is being towed to port in Murmansk in northwestern Russia.

The ship’s captain was detained by force according to a report in Estonian newspaper, Postimees who quoted Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius who said that “the crew were forcibly restrained when they refused to surrender but we don’t have details on how they’re currently being detained. ”

The minister added that “it’s rather strange to me, that Russian media reports that border guards detained it as they did not have the right to do so in international waters, where they do not have jurisdiction.”

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