Brussels confirms seized Lithuanian trawler was not in Russian waters

The European Commission has confirmed that the Lithuanian fishing vessel Jūros Vilkas (Sea Wolf) was not in Russian waters when it was apprehended and forcibly towed to the northern port of Murmansk, the Lithuanian Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday.
"Jūros vilkas" (marinetraffic.com photo.)

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