DPRK poachers attack Russian border guards in Sea of Japan

DPRK poachers attack Russian border guards in Sea of Japan

Border guards discovered two North Korean schooners and 11 motorboats engaged in poaching in the area of the Quito-Yamato Bank.

Poachers from North Korea attacked Russian border guards in the Sea of ​​Japan, as a result of which three employees were injured, the FSB Center for Public Relations said on Tuesday.

According to the agency, border guards discovered two North Korean schooners and 11 motorboats engaged in poaching in the area of ​​banks (shallows) of Quito-Yamato (Sea of ​​Japan, the exclusive economic zone of Russia).

As the FSB told Interfax, the crew of one of these schooners, more than 45 people, attacked the FSB border officials in the Primorsky Territory, as a result of which three of them received injuries of varying severity. 

The crew of another schooner – 21 people – was detained.

According to the FSB, both North Korean poaching schooners who attacked the Russian border guards were detained and are now being escorted to Nakhodka.

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