Did US submarine enter Russian territorial waters in Pacific? Accusations, claims continue

WION Web Team
Moscow Updated: Feb 13, 2022, 08:53 AM(IST)

Russia claims that a naval vessel of the country chased away a US submarine in its waters (representative image).  Photograph:( Reuters )

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Russia has accused the US of breaking international law and creating a national security threat over the incident. This comes as the tensions are rife between Moscow and Washington over a Russian military buildup near Ukraine

Even as President Joe Biden and his counterpart Vladimir Putin’s hour-long call failed to provide breakthrough in defusing tensions in Ukraine, Russia and the United States seems to have embroiled in another face-off in the Pacific.  

Russia has said that a naval vessel of the country chased away a US submarine in its waters in the Pacific. But the United States denied carrying out any military operations in the territorial waters of Russia on Saturday.  

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Russia has accused the US of breaking international law and creating a national security threat over the incident.   

This comes as the tensions are rife between Moscow and Washington over a Russian military buildup near Ukraine. 

A Russian naval vessel chased away a US submarine in Russian waters in the Pacific. This happened after the sub ignored the orders of the ship to surface, Interfax news agency reported citing the Russian Defence Ministry.  

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In a statement, Captain Kyle Raines, a US military spokesman, said, "There is no truth to the Russian claims of our operations in their territorial waters. I will not comment on the precise location of our submarines but we do fly, sail, and operate safely in international waters."   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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