Russia says British destroyer violated maritime law - Interfax


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday that the British Navy destroyer Defender violated a United Nations convention on maritime law by trespassing into Russian waters, Interfax news agency reported.

The ministry urged London to investigate the actions of the ship's crew. The British government has denied any confrontation had taken place and said HMS Defender entered an internationally recognised traffic corridor.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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