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Russian warship passes through Turkish strait

No information about the vessel's final destination

20.04.2014
Russian warship passes through Turkish strait

ISTANBUL 

A Russian warship passed Sunday through Turkey's Canakkale (Dardanelles) strait, an Anadolu Agency correspondent reported from the scene.

The navy ship, named 'PM 56,' was being accompanied by Turkish coast guard boats during its crossing.

The vessel was apparently heading towards the Marmara Sea, but no information has been acquired as to its final destination.

Tension rose up in the Black Sea basin after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea last month following a controversial referendum on the peninsula.

Ukraine's mostly Russian-speaking east appears as the current flashpoint of the ongoing conflict between Russia and the West over Kiev’s allegiances.

The West has repeatedly accused Moscow of planning an invasion of Ukraine.

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