On November 22 the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg handed down its verdict in the case «the Kingdom of Netherlands versus the Russian Federation». 1 On September 18 Greenpeace activists tried to board the Prirazlomnaya oil platform belonging to Gazprom-Neft-Shelf to stage an action of protest against oil production in the Arctic. The next day Russian border guards boarded the ship. The vessel under the Dutch flag was towed to Murmansk, where thirty activist were arrested under the charges of piracy (later the ruling was changed from to charge the activists with hooliganism)...
Alexander MEZYAEV | 25.11.2013