Arctic Sea : to find out what really happened
Russian law enforcement authorities want the help of their Estonian counterparts to interrogate security adviser and businessman Eerik-Niiles Kross again in Russia in connection with the hijacking of the cargo ship Arctic Sea in 2009. “Russia has not submitted a new legal aid request, but different states have the same interests concerning Arctic Sea – to find out what really happened,” Chief State Prosecutor Norman Aas said. “I have given my testimony to the corresponding Estonian institutions more than a year ago. The Estonian Prosecutor’s Office then said that I have no connection to the hijacking of the Arctic Sea,” said Kross, who is Estonia’s former foreign intelligence coordinator, adding that he has heard of unofficial attempts to take him as a defendant in the case to Russia.