Greenpeace says it has left Russian waters under threat of gunfire

A Greenpeace icebreaker that entered Russia’s Arctic without permission to protest offshore energy exploration is leaving after being threatened with gunfire by that country’s coast guard.

“It was repeated several times in open conversation that they were threatening that if we didn’t leave the Northern Sea Route that they would fire on our ship,” Christy Ferguson, a Canadian crew member on the Arctic Sunrise steaming back to Norwegian waters, said Monday.

Russian officials weren’t immediately available for comment.

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via Greenpeace says it has left Russian waters under threat of gunfire.

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