"The Korean side informed us that the yacht is in the port of Rajin. It was taken there at about 22:00 on Thursday [13:00 GMT]. The embassy has set up a unit with Minister Counsellor Alexander Minaev, and Ambassador Alexander Matsegora is personally taking care of all matters related to Katalexa yacht," the diplomat said.
However, North Korea has not yet clarified how the yacht ended up in its territory, according to Samsonov.
"Consul-General in Chondjin Yuri Bochkarev is heading to the port of Rajin where the yacht has been since yesterday. It takes a few hours on a very bad road, he will try to contact and talk to the members of crew," Samsonov added.
Earlier in the day, head of Vladivostok yacht club "Scarlet Sails" Artyom Moiseenkov told Sputnik that three people were believed to be aboard the Katalexa.