Russian spy ship not a threat to MA

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The ship, which according to a Fox News report is the SSV-175 Viktor Leonov, remained in global waters while sailing south of Long Island, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jonathan Cinquegrana.

In a statement issued to CNN Tuesday, Mark Toner says "The Russian Federation remains in violation in its INF Treaty obligations not to possess, produce or flight-test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 to 5,500 kilometers, or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles". The same day, reports said that the U.S. European Command said Moscow's jets conducted unsafe fly-bys of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea.

That ship is armed with surface to air missiles.

A Russian spy ship is no longer 30 nautical miles from the US Navy submarine base in Groton, but is still in waters along the East Coast near Long Island Sound.

While the U.S. Coast Guard is tracking the ship's course, it would not disclose its location.

Courtney said the ship's presence near the naval base was part of a pattern, referring to an incident on February 10 when a Russian military aircraft flew within 200 yards of the USS Porter, which was operating in worldwide waters in the Black Sea, according to a spokesman for the U.S. European Command.

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"The American people have to know that there's a game going on inside the intelligence community where there are those who want to separate the US from Russian Federation in a way that would reignite the Cold War", Kucinich said. A Russian cargo aircraft and three Russian fighter jets made repeated high-speed, low-altitude passes over the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter, which was conducting what US officials said were routine maritime exercises in the Black Sea.

The ship's reported sighting comes as more questions arise over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's involvement with Russian Federation.

"We're aware of it", he said.

Ships like the Viktor Leonov also appear quite frequently on the West Coast, where they follow around American exercises and show up in the South China Sea, Petersen said, adding that Chinese ships do the same.

Intelligence agencies in the USA believe the missile became operational late past year, said an administration official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Especially when coupled with the recent reported buzzing of U.S. Navy ships in the Red Sea by Russian planes. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "testing" Mr. Trump.

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