BEIJING, Feb. 21 (UPI) — Russia’s attitude and response to the sinking of a Chinese cargo ship in Russian waters is unacceptable, Beijing’s foreign ministry says.
Zhang Xiyun, director general of the foreign ministry’s Department of European-Central Asian Affairs, Friday lodged formal protests with Russian Minister Counselor to China Morgulov Igor regarding the Feb. 14 incident involving the ship New Star, Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency reported.
A Russian warship fired 500 rounds at the New Star, sinking it during stormy weather in Russian waters near the eastern port city
of Vladivostok, The New York Times reported.
See also: China Demands Russia Explain Ship Sinking.