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MOSCOW, September 20 (Itar-Tass) - A pre-investigation check has been launched over a Greenpeace activists' attempt to board a Russian drilling platform in Arctic waters, a spokesman for the Russian Investigations Committee told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
“The Murmansk department of the Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Directorate has submitted documents related to the September 18, 2013 incident, when a group of persons, presumably activists of the Greenpeace environmental organization, made an attempt to board the Prirazlomnaya drilling rig in the Pechora Sea the southeastern part of the Barents Sea, to the Northwestern federal district investigation department,” the spokesman said. “The Murmansk department of the Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Directorate qualifies the incident as having signs of a crime specified in article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code (piracy), which is in the jurisdiction of the Investigations Committee.”
The Northwestern federal district investigation department has launched a procedural check, after which it will take a decision about possible opening a criminal case.