An injured Russian sailor on board the Northern Fleet destroyer ‘Vice Admiral Kulakov’ was airlifted by the Cyprus search and rescue (S&R) team and transported by helicopter to Limassol general hospital early on Tuesday.
The request came from the Russian embassy in Nicosia after the sailor suffered severe head injuries and needed urgent hospitalisation.
The incident occurred some 20 nautical miles south of the Limassol Akrotiri area within international waters and away from the reaches of the nearby British and NATO military base.
The sailor’s condition is considered as serious.
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