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Russia: Activists arrested and held in Russian Arctic, says Greenpeace00:48

Russia: Activists arrested and held in Russian Arctic, says Greenpeace

Russian Federation, Kara Sea, Arctic Ocean, Siberia, Russia
September 18, 2013 at 06:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Activists arrested and held in Russian Arctic, says Greenpeace

Two members of Greenpeace were, according to the environmentalist organisation, arrested Wednesday after scaling an oil platform belonging to state gas company Gazprom located in Russia's Arctic water to protest the drilling of oil.

A Greenpeace spokesperson said, "We're here in the Russian arctic taking action against the first arctic oil platform to go into production, which was a huge threat to the fragile environment. Gazprom is known for it's poor safety standards and we've seen Shell's crew up in the Alaskan arctic last year, and know these two reckless oil companies are teaming up - it's a disaster waiting to happen."

According to a Greenpeace statement, the Coast Guard fired 11 warning shots across the Greenpeace ship and the arrested activists are now being held on a RUssian Coast Guard ship.

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Russia: Activists arrested and held in Russian Arctic, says Greenpeace

Two members of Greenpeace were, according to the environmentalist organisation, arrested Wednesday after scaling an oil platform belonging to state gas company Gazprom located in Russia's Arctic water to protest the drilling of oil.

A Greenpeace spokesperson said, "We're here in the Russian arctic taking action against the first arctic oil platform to go into production, which was a huge threat to the fragile environment. Gazprom is known for it's poor safety standards and we've seen Shell's crew up in the Alaskan arctic last year, and know these two reckless oil companies are teaming up - it's a disaster waiting to happen."

According to a Greenpeace statement, the Coast Guard fired 11 warning shots across the Greenpeace ship and the arrested activists are now being held on a RUssian Coast Guard ship.

Note: Footage can not be archived or used in conjunction with other news pieces or documentaries etc.