The Ship “Viktor Leonov”
The Russian scout ship “Victor Leonov” continues to be near the coast and even closer to the base of submarines of the US Navy in Connecticut, says Fox News
A Russian military ship “Viktor Leonov” approached the coast, and on Wednesday morning was seen near the base of submarines of the US Navy in Connecticut. It is reported by Fox News, citing an informed source in the government of the United States.
The ship was spotted about 30 miles (48 km) South of the town of Groton, Connecticut, remaining in international territorial waters, the source said.
On the eve of Fox News has already reported finding the Russian ship “Victor Leonov,” near the East coast of the United States. Sources said that the ship was moving to the North at a speed of 10 knots. He was spotted 70 miles (112,7 km) from the coastline of the state of Delaware.
The ship has missiles of a class “earth — air” and sonar, and its main function is the interception of communications, specifies the channel. Sources Fox News pointed out that the ship “does not cause them concern,” but the ship “is closely watched”.
It is noted that this is the long March “Viktor Leonov” in the area of the East coast of the United States. The Russian ship was last seen off the East coast of the United States about two years ago. Then he was seen in another base of submarines of the US Navy — kings Bay, GA. In January 2015, the ship was seen off the coast of Havana in Cuba.