Russia's Federal Frontier Service, or FPS, has said it is still unclear what actually happened to the Russian Tulun trawler.
The incident was most probably a result of a property dispute between two ship-owners claiming the vessel, the FPS press centre suggested Wednesday. "To confirm or disprove the report that the fishing vessel was seized by gunmen will only be possible when it is returned to a Russian port," said FPS.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan