Russian warship fires at Turkish vessel in Aegean in stark warning

A Russian warship fired a warning shot at a Turkish ship in the Aegean Sea this morning, raising tensions further between the two nations, according to The Sunday Express.

Russia said the shots were fired at a Turkish shipping vessel in order to avoid a collision, the report reads.

They said in a statement that the Turkish boat had approached to 600m.

The Russian ship was unable to make radio contact and the Turkish vessel did not respond to flares or visual signals.

After the Russian “guard ship” Smetlivy fired warning shots, the Turkish ship changed course, passing within 540m.

The statement said: “Despite numerous attempts by the crew of the Smetlivy, the crew of the Turkish fishing boat did not make radio contact and did not respond to visual signals by semaphore or warning flares.”

Full article: Russian warship fires at Turkish vessel in Aegean in stark warning (Unian Information Agency)

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