Moscow: A US Virginia-class submarine was discovered in Russian territorial waters near the island of Urup, which belongs to the Kurils archipelago, on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The submarine was found during the scheduled drills of the Russian Pacific Fleet. It was told, in Russian and English, to immediately come up to the surface.
The submarine ignored that request. Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov then used “relevant methods” in accordance with the guidance on protecting national border, the ministry said.
The submarine left Russia’s territorial waters quickly, according to the ministry. The ministry further said it had summoned a US military attache over submarine discovery earlier in the day.
“A defense attache with the US Embassy in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Defense Ministry because a US Navy submarine has violated a Russian border,” the ministry said in a statement.