The Ukrainian boat was outside the two-mile sea zone that Russia claims to be
its territorial waters when the vessel was spotted by the Russian coast guards,
Minister Olena Lukash said in a letter to her Russian counterpart, Alexander
Four members of the Ukrainian boat’s crew of five died when the boat collided
with the guard vessel.
Lukash indicated what she claimed were the exact coordinates of the fishing
boat’s location when the Russians detected it, according to a statement from
Ukraine’ Justice Ministry.