Russian Nuclear-Capable Submarine and Missile Frigate Sail Within 30 Miles of Florida in Military Drill

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – A Russian flotilla including a nuclear-capable submarine and a missile frigate passed within 30 miles of Florida in the United States on Tuesday as it sailed to Cuba during a pre-announced military exercise, the Miami Herald reports.

According to US intelligence officials, the Russian vessels are not carrying nuclear weapons.

While the Biden administration has asserted the Russian flotilla poses no direct threat to the United States, the US Navy has since deployed three guided-missile destroyers and a submarine reconnaissance aircraft to track the vessels sent out by Moscow last week, the Herald said.

Russia’s missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov, the nuclear submarine Kazan, the oil tanker Pashin and the salvage tug Nikolai Chiker will arrive in Cuba on June 12 and stay for a week, the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces confirmed last week.

Moscow began its naval drills in the Atlantic on Tuesday, the Herald reports. The Russian Defense Ministry had said in a statement that its hypersonic-capable frigate and nuclear-capable submarine will be simulating a strike on a group of enemy ships.

In a statement to the Herald on Tuesday, the US Northern Command said: “In accordance with standard procedures, we’ve been actively monitoring the Russian ships as they transit the Atlantic Ocean within international waters.”

“Air and maritime assets under US Northern Command have conducted operations to ensure the defense of the United States and Canada. Russia’s deployments are part of routine naval activity which pose no direct threat or concern to the United States,” the NORTHCOM official said.

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