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Chinese consulate clarifies on Russia's detention of Chinese ships

07-19-2012 14:09 BJT

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Russian media says a Russian coastguard vessel fired at a Chinese fishing ship on Monday because it entered Russia's exclusive economic zone. A day later, the Chinese Consulate confirmed that two Chinese fishing ships had been detained off Russia’s Far-East. On Wednesday, our reporter spoke to the Deputy Consul-General Yu Jun. He said there had been errors in some of the media reports.

Yu Jun, deputy consul-general of Khabarovsk, Russia, said, "Since Tuesday, the consulate has contacted the Russian side several times to find out whether it fired on China’s ships, and whether the fishermen are missing. We also urge the Russian side to clarify the reported firing, and ensure the safety of Chinese fishermen. The Russian side says none of the Chinese fishermen were killed or wounded during the incident. And they are still investigating the details. Some media quoted officials from the consulate as saying "Russia was forced to open fire", and "the consulate refused to admit the fishermen were missing." The reports contradict the facts. Officials in my consulate never said that."



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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