Moscow, Russia (Weltexpress). Earlier on Saturday, Russia said a US submarine was discovered at 10:40 Moscow time near one of the Kuril Islands of Urup. The Virginia-class submarine entered an area where the Russian Pacific Fleet was conducting its scheduled exercises.
According to the ministry, the submarine was addressed both in Russian and English and was urged to immediately come up to the surface – but the warning was ignored. Then, in line with the guidance about the underwater protection of the borders, the crew of the Russian “Marshall Shaposhnikov” frigate used “relevant methods.” The submarine left the area quickly, the ministry added.
The Russian Defence Ministry has handed a note to the US military attache following the US submarine violating Russian territorial waters.