Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Congressman Says Russian Spy Ship Poses 'No Imminent Threat'

Erik Tate | 17 February, 2017, 00:46

While the existence of the intermediate-range cruise missile was revealed earlier during the Obama administration in 2014, this is the first time it has been seen in active service. A string of Russian fighter jet fly-bys that buzz US and allied ships. "It's a ship, but it's not the Great White fleet". By Wednesday, it was 30 miles south of a US submarine base in CT.

Meanwhile, a Russian spy ship has been located sitting off the US East Coast amid revelations Russia secretly deployed new medium-range nuclear-tipped cruise missiles - a violation of a 1987 treaty - to two sites in Europe in December.

The Viktor Leonov, a Russian intelligence gathering ship, had been making its way north along the East Coast of the United States.

A USA defense official told CNN the SSV-175 Viktor Leonov sailing in global waters is outfitted with a variety of high-tech spying equipment created to intercept signals intelligence. The U.S. territorial waters extend 12 miles from shore to the vessel.

Mr. Trump repeated his claim that it would be "a good thing, .not a bad thing" for the have a better relationship with Russian Federation, and said he would also be criticized if he were "too tough" on the country.

CNN reports last week, a us navy warship in the Black Sea reportedly had three encounters with Russian aircraft that were deemed unsafe and unprofessional because of the close proximity Russian planes flew to the USA, according to a senior defense official.

"A Russian spy ship patrolling 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE underscores that the threats posed by a resurgent Russia are real", said Courtney.

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On Tuesday, a US official told Fox News that Russian Federation deployed ground-launched cruise missiles to two locations inside the country in December.

Russian warplanes have repeatedly engaged American vessels in the region since US forces ramped up their presence in Eastern Europe as part of the NATO-led "Atlantic Resolve" security operation.

The Viktor Leonov CCB-175, a Russian Navy intelligence warship, is docked to a pier in Old Havana January 20, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.

"We've got incredibly experienced, professional, competent people there, who have seen this behavior in years gone by", he said. I am personally monitoring this situation and remain in close contact with both the Department of Defense and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The New York Times reported that this wasn't the first time Russian Federation was out here being weird, during the Obama administration, they reportedly violated a 1987 arms control treaty between the U.S. and Russian Federation when they launched intermediate range missiles.

The Democratic congressmen are calling on Republican President Donald Trump to address Russia's actions.


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