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Marine Log

August 11, 2008

Russia sinks Georgian missile boat

Russian news sources are reporting that the Russian Navy sank a Georgian missile boat on Sunday.

Voice of Russia radio says "According to a Russian navy spokesman Igor Dygalo, on Sunday, Russian warships patrolling the Abkhazian coast noticed four fast moving boats that violated the declared security zone and failed to respond warnings. After warning shots warships opened defensive fire. Consequently, a target was destroyed."

Itar Tass news agency quotes a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman as saying Georgian missile boats made two attempts at attacking Russian warships on Sunday. Russian Navy ships opened retaliatory fire as a result of which one of the Georgian boats that staged the attack sank."

Itar Tass quotes Igor Dygalo as saying the "Russian fleet is not blockading Georgia, all its tasks are linked with peacekeeping."

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