There have been no irregular or emergency situations with Russian naval vessels - Defense Ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry refutes Western media reports about a possible incident involving a Russian submarine.

The Russian Defense Ministry refutes Western media reports about a possible incident involving a Russian submarine.

"Russian Navy submarines as well as surface ships are performing tasks in the global ocean according to plan," a ministry spokesman told Interfax on Sunday.

"There have been no irregular and even less so emergency situations involving Russian naval vessels," he stressed.

Last night Sweden's Svenska Dagbladet quoting "a credible source" said that the Swedish military were looking for a foreign, supposedly Russian submarine in Swedish territorial waters. The sources said the National Defence Radio Establishment detected radio communication on a special frequency used by Russia in emergency situations.

When the military search operation started radio communication with a transmitter in Kaliningrad was detected. This indicates that there could be a damaged Russian submarine in Swedish waters.

"We are now focusing on determining if there is ongoing foreign underwater activity or not," one of the sources told Svenska Dagladet.

 

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