Monday, December 14, 2015

Russian Warship fired warning shots at Turkish ship in Aegean Sea to 'avoid collision'




Russia Warship fired warning shots at Turkish ship in Aegean Sea to 'avoid collision'

A Russian warship said to be opened fire at a Turkey boat when two vessels sailed in closed vicinity threatening

collision.

It occurred on Sunday, about 22 kilometers (13 nutical miles) north north of of the Greek island Limnos in waters of

Aegean Sea, as per statement of Russian Defense Ministry.

Russia and Turkey experiencing tense relations as Russian Sukhoi jet has been downed in Syria by the Turkey air force.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Turkish media crew on aboard Turkey fishing boat said no warning issued

before firing shot. "We won't escalate the tension, we will try to de-escalate tensions "
Russian soldiers was recorded on video on the deck of a warship rockets in hand

A naval treaty between Russia and Turkey allows Russian naval Black Sea fleet the access to sail Aegean Sea.

"It is act of provocation that Russian soldiers displaying rocket launcher while crossing," said Cavusoglu.

"If we think that situation is threatening, we will issue appropriate response."

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