The more than 100 non-governmental organizations, participating in the Forum’s General Assembly, condemned the ongoing detention of the Greenpeace vessel "Arctic Sunrise" by Russian border forces and made clear that the actions of Russian authorities constitute a serious violation of international law.
In their statement the participants lined out an approach for a lawful solution of the situation. In this context they also drew attention to the importance of environmental safeguarding of the Arctic.
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