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FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace ship "Arctic Sunrise" is seen anchored outside the Arctic port city of Murmansk September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Russia must pay the Netherlands about 5.5 million euros ($6.40 million/£4.9 million) in damages for seizing the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise in 2013, an international arbitration panel ruled on Tuesday.

The five-member panel, based in Vienna, decided in 2015 that Russia was liable under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and has now put a price on damages to the ship, as well as the wrongful arrest and suffering of 30 people aboard.

Russia declined to take part in the proceedings.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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