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 Russian warship fired warning shots at Turkish ship

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A Russian warship fired a warning shot to prevent a collision with a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean sea, further straining ties between the two nations after last month’s downing of a Russian bomber near the Syrian border.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax Ukraina.

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

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The crew of the Kashin-class guided missile destroyer Smetlivyi spotted the Turkish fishing trawler some 1,000 meters from the Russian warship early on Sunday morning, the ministry said. The ship was sailing towards the destroyer and ignored calls for radio contact and other attempts to communicate.

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Turkey shot down the Russian warplane during a Syrian bombing raid on Nov. 24, poisoning bilateral relations and triggering retaliation from President Vladimir Putin that includes bans on some Turkish food products and restrictions on flights. Putin called the incident a "stab in the back," while Turkey said it was defending its territory after previous border violations.
 
 
 
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