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Russia to seek help probing Arctic Sea mystery

Russia to seek help probing Arctic Sea mystery

Russian authorities say they will ask other nations to help answer questions about a freighter embroiled in a high-seas mystery.
But an official suggests Russia wants firm control of the probe into the voyage of the Arctic Sea and its alleged hijacking.
The Federal Investigative Committee chief stressed in an interview published Wednesday that international law gives Russia the right to investigate the ship and its suspected hijackers.
The Arctic Sea seemed to vanish after sailing from Finland July 21 with a load of timber. A Russian warship intercepted the freighter last week in the Atlantic and eight suspected hijackers are jailed in Moscow.
Sparse and shifting information has led to speculation the ship could have been carrying sensitive cargo.


Updated : 2021-02-27 15:05 GMT+08:00