Head of the Northern Fleet press service, Captain Vladimir Navrotsky today announced that Russian Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov had held a meeting on board the anti-submarine ship Admiral Chabanenko with a group of investigators from his office and the Military Prosecutor's Office. They are currently working on the criminal case into the sinking of the Kursk nuclear submarine. According to Navrotsky, the investigators were given specific tasks to establish the causes of the tragedy. Russian Navy C-in-C, Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov also took part in the meeting.
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