Two warships of Russia’s border forces yesterday detained nine Turkish trawlers and small fishing boats, which, according to the Russian side, had entered Georgian territorial waters. The Russians fired on the largest Turkish trawler, killing one sailor, before towing it to Batumi. On February 11, Russian coastal guard warships had attacked and chased seven Turkish fishing vessels. (Interfax, Itar-Tass, March 12)
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