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A Russian coastguard vessel on Tuesday fired warning shots at Chinese fishing vessels, then opened targeted fire to stop one trawler that had been fishing for squid in Russia’s far eastern Primorsky region.

It later detained 36 fishermen and two fishing vessels.

“China is strongly dissatisfied with Russia’s rough law enforcement and use of military force to seize Chinese fishing boats,” Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping told the acting head of Russia’s mission in Beijing, according to a statement on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website.

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