Russia says fired warning shots at Turkish ship in Aegean to avoid collision

December 13, 2015 12:33 PM

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Russia says fired warning shots at Turkish ship in Aegean to avoid collision

MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday one of its warships, the destroyer Smetlivy, had been forced to fire warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision and that it had summoned the Turkish military attache over the incident.

It said in a statement that the Turkish fishing vessel, which it did not name, had failed to respond to earlier warnings, but had sharply changed course after shots were fired before passing within just over 500 meters of the warship.

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