Russia States Doubts About North Korean Guilt in Sinking of South Korean Warship After Conducting Probe

Russian experts who carried out a probe into the South Korean warship sinking refused to put the blame on North Korea, military sources said on Tuesday.

A team of four submarine and torpedo experts from the Russian Navy returned to Moscow on Monday after making an independent assessment of the March 26 sinking of the South Korean corvette Cheonan, in which 46 sailors were killed.

Speculation is high as a team of Russian experts, sent to South Korea to review the findings of the multinational investigation into the incident, returned home Monday to report to Moscow, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.