Russian court substantially reduces bail for Lithuanian ship

Jūros Vilkas was detained by the Russian coast guard in international waters on 18 September and towed by force to the port of Murmansk. Lithuania claims that Russia thus breached the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Moreover, Russia did not inform Lithuanian institutions about the arrest of the vessel and its crew (3 of 28 of its members are Lithuanian citizens) for four days.

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