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Russian attack submarines enter the Irish Sea

Russian attack submarines have conducted two missions around the Irish Sea in the past year and a half in an unprecedented move, Bloomberg reported Tuesday morning, citing three sources familiar with the matter.

According to the political group of the Anna Science and Technology News Agency, these sources, who did not want to be named, told Bloomberg that the first time the Russian “Kilo” class submarine was sent to the waters of the Irish Sea was about 18 months ago.

According to them, Russia recently sent its submarine to this region for the second time. The movements and advance of Russian submarines were so extensive that the British authorities had not seen its example before.

The Irish Sea separates the island of Ireland from the island of Great Britain.

The British Ministry of Defense said it would not comment on the operation. Two informed sources said that US officials were aware of the movements of these submarines. A senior Biden administration official stated that the United States is monitoring Russia's maritime activities. The White House spokesman refused to comment on the matter.

The Kilo-class submarine is a diesel-electric attack submarine capable of firing Russian “Kaliber” cruise missiles, torpedoes and sea mines.

The US Naval Institute has described the Kilo-class submarines as “one of the most successful naval programs in modern history”. Currently, more than 60 of these submarines are in operation, and Russia has used them in the Black Sea to attack targets in Ukraine.

There have been reports of Russian submarines operating in the waters around Britain and western Ireland during the Ukraine war, but not in the Irish Sea.

The deployment of Kilo-class submarines around Britain and Ireland may be an attempt to identify defense weaknesses in Britain and the Irish Sea, or an attempt to intimidate Britain into supporting Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

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