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Ukraine Arrests Belarus Rowers

Ukraine has arressted the Belarus National Rowing Team for illegally entering the Ukraine during a practice.

The border guard service said a coast guard vessel was dispatched to intercept and detain 10 rowers who had crossed into Ukrainian waters on the border with Transdniestria, a region of ex-Soviet Moldova controlled by separatists.

Team members told officials they were unaware they had crossed the border in the southern Ukrainian region. They now face charges in court.

You know this strikes me as just a little extreme. At least the citizens of Ukraine can feel safe that their border patrol can stop people at the border before they can row the boats that Ukrainians won’t row.

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