North Korea releases Russian fishing boat


North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat that was detained nearly two weeks ago on charges of violating entry regulations.

A crew of 15 Russians and two South Koreans have also been freed.

Russia said the boat, which was fishing for crab, did not breach any law.

Meanwhile, South Korea's unification ministry welcomed the vessel's safe return, calling the release "positive from a humanitarian perspective".

The boat was seized on July 17 some 55 nautical miles (100 km) from the North Korean border.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Off Script with Chris & Robbie

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.

  • The Business Breakfast Night Cap

    8:00pm - 9:00pm

    When business at breakfast just isn’t enough… we bring you an extra helping of broadcasting favourites, Brandy Scott and Richard Dean.

On Dubai Eye

Business Breakfast