With the Trump administration being rocked with scandal over alleged communications with Russian officials before Trump was sworn into office, Russia seems to be testing the US resolve. They have not only deployed a cruise missile against treaty regulations, but a Russian spy ship that sailed from Cuba was spotted within 30 miles of a US submarine base in Connecticut.
The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov on Wednesday morning was spotted 40 miles closer to the U.S. — and not far from a Navy submarine base in Connecticut, a U.S. official told Fox News.
The ship was spotted 30 miles south of Groton, Conn., but it remained in international waters. The U.S. territorial boundary extends 12 miles from the coast.
The Russian spy ship was currently “loitering” in the water, the U.S. official said.
“We are aware of the vessel’s presence,” said Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson, a Defense Department spokeswoman. “It has not entered U.S. territorial waters. We respect freedom of navigation exercised by all nations beyond the territorial sea of a coastal State consistent with international law.”