Russian border guards detained a Japanese fishing vessel in the waters of the Sea of Japan. The Russian side claims that the Japanese ship illegally caught fish in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation, according to NHK, which cited the authorities of Shimane Prefecture.
The ship Nishina-Maru-68 belongs to the cooperative firm, which deals with crab fishery. It left the port in Tottori Prefecture for catching crabs. There are 10 people on board of the ship, including the president of the local fishing company Hideji Kagami.
Russian officials report that the vessel is currently in the port of Nakhodka. There is no nformation about the release of the crew.
Earlier we informed that during an attack in the Kerch Strait on November 25, Russian soldiers fired on Ukrainian ships with a large-caliber cannon. The lawyer Ilya Novikov reported this on the Ekho Moskvy radio station, citing the words of his client, the Ukrainian sailor Roman Mokryak who was detained as a result of the incident.
“The Russian side is trying to present this situation to us, as” we have seen that they violate the border, we must stop it ...” This “must stop” resulted in the firing from a large-caliber cannon. According to the observations of my client Roman Mokryak, about 1,200 shells were fired," Novikov noted.
He added that the Russian border ship Izumrud was firing at the Ukrainian ships. To avoid shelling, the Ukrainian ships began to disperse at sea, and one of the border ships of the Russian Federation went after the Berdyansk ship.