Last known position of the Arctic Sunrise, via Greenpeace
UPDATE: 10:50 EST – An armed Russian security team has just fast-roped on to the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise and “are breaking into our comms room,” according to a tweet by the Arctic Sunrise.
The 8 Russians have assembled the crew of the Arctic Sunrise on the helideck and have them on their knees with guns pointed at them according to a tweet by the Arctic Sunrise communications team who have apparently locked themselves into their room. The Russians are at this very moment still trying to get access.
According to a statement on Facebook by Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans, the Ambassador “emphasized the right to peaceful demonstrations, as long as safety at sea is not in question.”
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs countered the Ambassador stating the activists “were aggressive and provocative and had the outward signs of extremist activity that may result in death and other serious consequences.”
Greenpeace released the following video of yesterday’s arctic confrontation:
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