Russian investigators wrap up probe into S. Korean warship sinking

16:59, June 07, 2010      

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A team of Russian investigators concluded their own probe into the sinking of a South Korean warship which Seoul believes to be the work of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media reported Monday, quoting defense ministry officials in Seoul.

The Russian experts began their separate investigation on May 31 to reassess the findings of the multinational probe that blamed the DPRK's torpedo attack for the sinking that killed 46 sailors. Their assessment has yet to be made public.

Seoul's defense ministry spokesman Won Tae-jae also confirmed that South Korea and its main ally, the United States, held a joint anti-submarine drill on the day of the incident, but that the exercise took place in waters about 170 kilometers away from the scene, according to Yonhap News Agency.

Meanwhile, South Korea began a process to refer the naval disaster to the United Nations Security Council by sending a formal letter last week to the Council's president.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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