North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat after it was detained for violating entry regulations, the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said on Sunday. “At 19:30, the vessel left the Wonsan port’s pier and headed to Sokcho (South Korea), where two South Korean crewmembers will come ashore,” it said. South Korea’s unification ministry, said the boat arrived in Sokcho on Sunday afternoon. The boat was fishing for crab and had traveled from South Korea to the Sea of Japan on July 17 when it was seized, some 100 kilometers (55 nautical miles) from the North Korean coast. Watch video 01:56 Share Food crisis in North Korea Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3HtnU UN: 10 million face hunger in North Korea The boat’s 15 Russian and two South Korean crew members were detained in the port of Wonsan and faced accusations of entering North Korean territorial waters without permission. Read more: North Korea missile launches a ‘solemn warning’ — state media Moscow has insisted that the boat, belonging to the Russian North-Eastern Fishing Company, did not breach any law. In retaliation, the Kremlin threatened to freeze talks with the North on fisheries cooperation. Russia’s RIA news… Read full this story
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