North Korea has decided to release ship with Russian athletes; Lavrov require clarification

КНДР решила освободить судно с российскими спортсменами; у Лаврова требуют разъяснений

DPRK authorities have informed the Russian diplomats in Pyongyang about the decision to free the yacht “Elfin”, which was previously detained by North Korean border guards, reports TASS.

This was stated by Russian Ambassador Alexander Matsegora. According to him, such decision was taken by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of North Korea.

According to him, employees of the Russian Embassy to verify information about the release of the yacht from the Korean port Kimchuk Vladivostok and trying to get on the phone with the captain of this yacht.

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The Ambassador also stressed that diplomats continue to insist that the Korean side explained the reasons for the detention of the yacht.

Earlier, Consul General of Russia in the North Korean city of Chongjin Yuri Bochkarev said that may 15 morning goes to the city Kimchaek for a meeting in connection with the detention of the Russian yacht.

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Yacht “Elfin” was heading from the South Korean city of Busan to Vladivostok after participating in an international regatta. The vessel was detained about 130 km from the port of Sochi.