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woensdag 9 november 2016

VVD/PVDA Kabinet Provoceert Rusland

Russian ships chase away ‘dangerously maneuvering’ Dutch monitoring submarine – MoD

The anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship Vice Admiral Kulakov. © Dover-Marina.com
A Russian naval group in the Mediterranean spotted and chased away a Dutch submarine, which approached the ships to monitor their activities, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced. Moscow criticized Holland’s “awkward” actions.
On Wednesday, the Russian “naval search-and-assault group of large anti-submarine vessels, ‘Severomorsk’ and ‘Vice-Admiral Kulakov,’ spotted the diesel-electric submarine (presumably ‘Walrus’) of the Netherlands’ Navy, [which] tried to approach the carrier battle group of the Northern Fleet for monitoring,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
The Dutch vessel was “easily” spotted some 20 kilometers away from the Russian naval group.
“[Russian] ships were tracking [the Dutch submarine’s] maneuvers and forced it to leave the area of the carrier group,” the statement by the MoD said.
Moscow has also warned that “awkward attempts to dangerously maneuver in close proximity to the Russian naval group” by the Dutch Navy could lead to “serious navigation accidents.”
The Russian naval group also practiced its anti-submarine defense capabilities after spotting the Dutch vessel.
“Anti-submarine forces of the Russian Navy battle group have conducted a training exercise on the organization of anti-submarine defense.”
Moscow also noted that it is not the first time Russian vessels were shadowed by NATO military during the mission.
“The carrier group of the [Russian] Northern fleet has regularly spotted NATO submarines on its path during the whole trip,” the Russian Defense Ministry announced.
It added that earlier in November, a nuclear ‘Virginia [class]’ submarine tried to “track” the Russian military ships.
“It is worth noting that having a large tonnage, vessels of this class are not designed to conduct surveillance operations.”
The Russian MoD noted that all “attempts” by foreign states to approach the vessels are “monitored in real time, which is a normal maritime practice.”
Russian warships, including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the Pyotr Veliky battle cruiser, and the Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine warfare destroyers, were sent to the Mediterranean on October 15.
The departure created quite a media buzz, with NATO countries, including the UK, sending warships to “mark” the Russian naval group.
Moscow, however, stressed that ships were dispatched to “ensure a naval presence in operationally significant areas of the world’s oceans,” including to secure maritime navigation.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Dat is wat het kabinet noemt 'rust en stabiliteit brengen', zeg maar zoiets als de 'gematigde terroristen in Syrië.....

  2. Aquila non captat muscas

    In elke groep straatschorem heb je van die perifere jochies die erbij willen horen, maar nauwelijks voor vol worden aangezien door hun groepsgenoten.

    Het kan gebeuren dat, zo af en toe, een van hen door iets bevangen wordt, en opeens, heel even, meer durft
    dan de rest. Het is niet stoutmoedigheid, het is de drang om, door heel even moediger dat de rest te lijken, respect af te dwingen.

    Die drang is een onbewust, pathetisch besef van eigen inferioriteit.

  3. De Russen knakten even met de vingers -- en weg waren ze...