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Coast Guard Tracking Russian Spy Ship Near Submarine Base In Groton (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Thursday, February 16, 2017, 03:49

The military tracked a Russian spy ship moving up the East Coast to within 30 miles of the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday and some political figures called the maneuver another aggressive action by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"At this point there's not a violation of international waters. Unless that happens you aren't going to see any aggressive pushback, but it's something that has us on high alert," U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, told The Courant.

Two retired Navy submarine commanders downplayed the Russian presence, saying the ship presents little threat to U.S. security. Such Russian intelligence ships routinely patrol areas outside U.S. naval bases and track U.S. and allied forces' naval exercises.

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