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Russia: 161 North Koreans detained following Sea of Japan incident – FSB01:49

Russia: 161 North Koreans detained following Sea of Japan incident – FSB

Russian Federation, Sea of Japan
September 18, 2019 at 14:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) released footage on Wednesday showing Coast Guard officers confronting North Korean vessels which the FSB says were engaged in illegal fishing within the Russian exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan. The incident took place on Tuesday.

In the footage the border guards can be seen confronting the North Korean vessels.

According to a FSB statement, two schooners as well as 11 motorboats and 161 people were detained as a result of the operation.

Some of the detained were injured during the operation and received medical assistance, the statement added.

According to the FSB, four border officers also received non-life-threatening injuries.

North Korea has yet to officially comment, but on Tuesday Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned Pyongyang's top diplomat Zin Jong Hep over the incident.

Russia: 161 North Koreans detained following Sea of Japan incident – FSB01:49
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Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) released footage on Wednesday showing Coast Guard officers confronting North Korean vessels which the FSB says were engaged in illegal fishing within the Russian exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan. The incident took place on Tuesday.

In the footage the border guards can be seen confronting the North Korean vessels.

According to a FSB statement, two schooners as well as 11 motorboats and 161 people were detained as a result of the operation.

Some of the detained were injured during the operation and received medical assistance, the statement added.

According to the FSB, four border officers also received non-life-threatening injuries.

North Korea has yet to officially comment, but on Tuesday Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned Pyongyang's top diplomat Zin Jong Hep over the incident.