The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Marshal Shaposhnikov warship used special means against a nuclear submarine, which, according to the Russian department, entered the country’s territorial waters in the Kuril Islands. The Pentagon shows that US submarines do not go in Russian water.
V Ministry of Defense of Russia it is said that it was taken on February 12 at 10:40 Moscow time while studying near the Urup Islands of the Kuril chain. According to the Russian military, an American Virginia-class submarine was discovered there. His commander was ordered to immediately return, but the submarine did not demand compliance.
“At the checkpoint of the submarine communications of a foreign submarine, a message was transmitted in Russian: “You are in the territorial waters of Russia. Come up immediately!”
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that after this incident they used “appropriate media”, but did not specify which media they were talking about.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, after “an American submarine used a self-propelled simulator for the purpose of breeding in means of radar and acoustic control and with the speed of leaving the territorial waters of the Russian Federation.”
However, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command spokesman Kyle Rines announced on Saturday evening that U.S. submarines had not entered Russian waters.
“The Russian assessments that we are operating in their territorial waters have not assessed the assessments,” he said. “I will not make an assessment regarding the exact location of our submarines, but we fly, swim and operate safely in international waters.”
“gross violation of international law”
The Russian military department reports that in connection with the incident at the Ministry of Defense, the attaché for defense at the US Embassy in Moscow. Moscow regarded the violation as a “violation of international law” and said that the submarine’s action “created a threat to the national security of the Russian Federation.”
The incident around the situation in the Kuril Islands took place against the backdrop of an acute aggravation of Russia’s relations with Western countries because of Ukraine. The US and other countries choose that Moscow has amassed an unprecedented large number of troops on the Ukrainian borders and is likely to invade. Russia shows that it has no such plans, but demands “security guarantees” from the West.
On Saturday, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had a telephone conversation with Sergei Shoigu. V stingy The US military department of Ukraine said that “they are discussing the buildup of Russian forces in and around Crimea.” On the same day, telephone conversations took place between US President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin’s initiative.