[B]Russia has expressed its regret over the deaths of eight Chinese and Indonesian sailors whose ship was fired on by Russian forces.[/B]
But Moscow blamed last week’s incident squarely on the ship’s captain.
The [I][B]New Star,[/B][/I] a Sierra Leone-flagged ship, sank soon after a Russian warship fired on it off the port of Nakhodka in the far east of Russia.
China’s foreign ministry issued a strongly-worded protest to Moscow, demanding a full investigation.
But Russia says the Indonesian captain illegally crossed its border.