MOSCOW — A Russian naval vessel chased away a US submarine in Russian waters within the Pacific after the submarine ignored the ship’s orders for it to floor, Interfax information company cited the protection ministry as saying on Saturday.
Russia accused Washington of breaking worldwide legislation and making a nationwide safety menace over the incident, which got here at a time of excessive tensions between Moscow and Washington over a Russian navy buildup close to Ukraine.
There was no quick remark from america.
The crew of the Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate used “corresponding means” to make the submarine depart Russian waters, the protection ministry was quoted as saying.
It stated it had known as within the US protection attache over the incident.
The submarine was noticed close to the Kuril islands early on Saturday as Russia was conducting naval workout routines with its Pacific Fleet and it was ordered to floor instantly, the Russian ministry was quoted as saying.
It stated the order was ignored by the US submarine’s crew, main the Russian frigate to take unspecified motion to make it depart.
“The US submarine … left Russian territorial waters at most pace,” the protection ministry was quoted as saying.
Russia’s protection minister spoke by telephone along with his US counterpart on Saturday as america and different Western nations warned that battle in Ukraine might ignite at any second.
US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin spoke for an hour by telephone later within the day.
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