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The Russians tested the security system of an Irish port with a nuclear-powered submarine - The Turks have done the same in the Aegean

Turkey, like the Russians (as we will see below in this case), frequently sends its submarines to the Aegean Sea, which move in international waters and target Greek ports, as it had done years ago.

In 2020 a Turkish submarine Type-209 was spotted and pursued by Greek anti-submarine helicopters in the area of Cape Kafirea in Evia, a few miles off the coast of Attica.

These incidents are well known, and involve the even greater danger called the ATMACA ballistic missile to submarines against surface targets.



This is why Greece buys ROMEO helicopters from the US, wanting to eliminate this risk as much as possible.

What exactly are the Russians doing in Britain while tensions with NATO are rising over Ukraine

A strange incident took place months ago in Ireland between a Russian submarine, a British frigate and an anti-submarine helicopter, but the details are only becoming known today.


The Russian nuclear-powered submarine was positioned just outside the entrance to Cork Harbor, spotted and "pursued" by a British helicopter and warship because the depleted British navy lacks the necessary equipment to detect potential underwater threats.

The Russian nuclear-powered submarine was just outside the 12-mile limit, so it was not violating any international law, but military sources said such events around the Irish coast are becoming increasingly common.

Details of the Russian submarine warfare operation and subsequent British intervention, which took place six months ago, have just emerged.

Military experts say the Russians are probing British defence systems as they realise the UK is vulnerable on its western side because the Irish navy lacks anti-submarine warfare capabilities, meaning they cannot detect Russian submarines.

The Irish Examiner says that the incident with the Russian submarine occurred just south of the entrance to Cork Harbour.

A Russian registered 'civilian' vessel was escorting the submarine at the time and is believed to have been acting as its 'eyes on the surface'.

Military sources said that just before darkness fell, a British helicopter entered and dropped sonar equipment into the water.

The helicopter hovered for some time before leaving the scene. Almost all Irish Navy ships had sonar between the 1960s and 1980s as did the former flagship, LÉ Eithne, in the 1990s, but when it was withdrawn it was deemed too expensive to replace by the Irish Department of Defence.

Soon afterwards, a British Royal Navy anti-submarine frigate arrived in the area to monitor the movements of the Russian submarine as Irish Navy ships lacked the underwater surveillance technology to do so.

The Russians have also been testing British air defences off the Irish coast in recent years, again knowing that Ireland has no fighter aircraft to monitor even the old Soviet-era Tu-95 "Bear Bombers".

What the Russians are preparing for Britain in the event of a war with NATO

Long-term efforts to restructure and expand the Russian military are aimed at preparing Russia for a future full-scale war against NATO.

This was reported by the US-based think tank dInstitute for the Study of War (ISW).

Moreover, Russia's deployment of valuable naval resources in areas outside Ukraine and Eastern Europe is likely aimed at creating a threat to NATO and individual allies in many regions, experts believe.

The analysts reached such conclusions against the backdrop of the Kremlin's statements that Russia is a Pacific naval power struggling for an equal defense partnership with China.

"Russia intends to strengthen its fleet of strategic submarines - capable of launching nuclear weapons attacks," Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin announced just today

In May, Russia participated in a naval standoff in the Sea of Okhotsk aimed at preventing further Japanese support for Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin further emphasized Russian strategic interest in the Arctic on December 11 at a meeting on the economic development of the Russian Arctic zone, a region in which Russia may intend to strengthen naval capabilities given Finland's recent accession to NATO and Sweden's pending entry into the alliance.

The ISW Institute said in a special report that Russia is continuing its efforts to gradually mobilize its military-industrial complex and may decide to focus these efforts on domestic manufacturers.

As reported, NATO and the Germans as part of the Alliance are preparing to be able to counter the deadly Russian threat.
The Russians appreciate possible NATO intervention now that Kiev is losing the war and are preparing for all eventualities.

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