The BBC brings us this amazing, and tragic, news of the Russian Navy sinking a commercial ship last week. They tell us:
Russia has expressed its regret over the deaths of eight Chinese and Indonesian sailors whose ship was fired on by Russian forces.
But Moscow blamed last week’s incident squarely on the ship’s captain.
The New Star, a Sierra Leone-flagged ship, sank soon after a Russian warship fired on it off the port of Nakhodka in the far east of Russia.
China’s foreign ministry issued a strongly-worded protest to Moscow, demanding a full investigation.
But Russia says the Indonesian captain illegally crossed its border.
Of note, Information Dissimination warns us to Beware Early Reports and Rumors…