The Kremlin released footage showing armed naval inspectors boarding a cargo ship in the Black Sea – a ship that allegedly failed to stop when asked to do so by a Russian warship.
Moscow said so Warning shots were fired In Sokru Okan which is flying the Palau flag after it failed to heed a request to stop it on Sunday.
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In the video, which appears to be camera footage, a Russian The soldiers move down a corridor carrying automatic weapons and enter the ship’s bridge, as they ask the captain why the ship has not stopped.
“Stop the machine, stop the machine,” said one of the Russian militants as the crew members had their hands first on their heads and then knelt as a Russian military helicopter approached.
Another Russian says: “Keep calm and listen to me.” “Good day sir. I’m a Russian Navy officer – please don’t videotape my group.”
It appears that the ship’s failure to stop may have been caused by the language barrier.
In one clip released by the Ministry of Defense, a Russian student: “Speak in English.”
One crew member replied, “Yes, I speak English.”
The Russian officer then asks the captain – through the crew’s interpreter – why the ship did not stop when told to do so.
The translation crew member says the captain misunderstood the Russian request to stop.
“You, they are bad,” says one crew member in English.
“Thank you, good day sir,” said the Russian officer as he left.
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The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the work of the inspection team was carried out “professionally and in accordance with the requirements of international documents.”
She added, “After completing the work of the inspection team on board the Sokro Okan ship, a verification protocol was drawn up, and the ship continued moving to Port Izmail (southwest Ukraine).”