Friday, 25 June 2010

Warship Sinking: Russia Demands N Korea Be Not Named In G-8 Summit Draft

Russia has demanded member-states at the upcoming G-8 summit refrain from blaming North Korea for the sinking of a South Korean warship in a draft of the meeting's statement.

Citing a Japanese government source, a Kyodo news report said the demand follows an investigation by a team of four Russian Navy submarine and torpedo experts into the March 26 sinking of the 'Cheonan' in the Yellow Sea in which 46 South Korean sailors drowned. Moscow says it has yet to reach an official conclusion on the warship sinking.

Perhaps the Russians are deciding what to do with the evidence that shows the South Korean version of events is not accurate (see here and here). Will the Russians keep their mouths shut and engage in behind-the-scenes blackmail or will they risk exposing the deception- making people aware of these games ? I would bet they go for the former, rather than latter option.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 25th, 2010.]

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