Not long ago, Chinese ships were spotted in the Atlantic Ocean near America. Now, a Russian ship has been spotted off our East Coast. What is Vladimir Putin up to?
Could this be a sign that Russia senses Obama’s weakness, especially after the pathetic approval of the dangerous Iran nuclear arms deal?
This ship, known as “Yantar,” is Russian and is headed straight for Cuba, according to the Pentagon which is tracking it from space. This is highly irregular, as the ship is near a nuclear submarine bases.
An American official spoke anonymously and said the “ship is a concern because it is equipped with deep-sea surveillance craft and cable-cutting equipment.”
Even though the ship doesn’t look like much, its only purpose is for spying and reporting information back to Russia.
U.S. intelligence ships, aircraft, and satellites are closely watching a Russian military vessel in the Atlantic that has been sailing near a U.S. nuclear missile submarine base and underwater transit routes, according to Pentagon officials.
The Russian research ship Yantar has been tracked from the northern Atlantic near Canada since late August as it makes its way south toward Cuba.
Defense officials familiar with reports on the Russian ship say the Yantar is believed to be gathering intelligence on underwater sensors and other equipment used by U.S. nuclear submarines based at Kings Bay, Georgia. The submarines, their transit lanes, and training areas stretch from the coastal base through the Atlantic to Europe.
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You can monitor the path of the ship live here. This is incredible.
Will the American military intercept it immediately? Or will it be allowed to keep going to Cuba?
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