Pirates face warships

MOSCOW - A Russian warship was yesterday sailing to join military vessels from other nations protecting shipping in pirate-infested waters off Somalia.

MOSCOW - A Russian warship was yesterday sailing to join military vessels from other nations protecting shipping in pirate-infested waters off Somalia.

Russian Navy spokesman Captain Igor Dygalo said the guided missile frigate, Neustrashimy, would join the other warships surrounding an arms-laden Ukrainian vessel seized by Somali pirates three weeks ago.

Moscow has dealt harshly with hostagetakers in the past. - Sapa-DPA

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