the Belgorod, The largest submersible built in the past 30 years, Travel the waters of Russia starting this Friday.
Submarine over 180 meters long, It has been nicknamed “the weapon of the apocalypse” since its release in 2019. It was launched into the White Sea for its first test flight.
The ship carries the underwater drone called “Poseidon”, A nuclear weapon capable of traveling at speeds of 110 to 130 kilometers per hour and 10,000 kilometers.
Poseidon could destroy the ports and coastal towns. It is designed to operate at a depth of around 1,000 meters and carry a nuclear charge of up to 100 megatons, which is 130 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.
Some experts fear it The ship’s torpedoes explode underwater, causing a radiological tsunami and affecting coastal towns with waves up to 100 meters high.
As the British newspaper The Daily Mail reports, This large vessel is operated on behalf of the Russian top secret submarine research department, He is believed to be at the heart of this country’s intelligence gathering activity.
Submarine commanders to report directly to President Vladimir Putin That the highest naval commanders in the country, therefore Belgorod is seen as an intelligence agency on the high seas rather than a conventional submarine.
Black sea conflict
A Russian warship fired warning shots on Wednesday to force a British destroyer out of Russian waters near Crimea. In Black Sea, As announced Russian Ministry of Defense.
The ministry said Russian warship fires after Russian missile defender ignores intrusion warning into Russian territorial waters. He said The Russian Su-24 also dropped bombs Force the bow of the British ship to change course.
HMS Defender “He received an initial warning that weapons would be used if the state borders of the Russian Federation were violated. He did not respond to the warning. The ministry quoted the news agency as saying Interfax.
The ministry said the incident took place earlier Cap Philanthrope beach in Crimea, Russia annexed Ukraine in 2014.
The Russian Defense Ministry added it “A border patrol officer fired warning shots” And then a Su-24 plane Bold Four bombs on the way to the destroyer.
The ministry said the ship left Russian waters after the shooting.
However, the UK Defense Ministry denied Moscow’s claims, saying the shootings took place during a military exercise in Russia.
Royal Navy ship (Navy) “Under international law, Ukraine creates an innocent route through regional waters. “, says a report from the Defense in London, And insists that “no warning shot was fired” against the British destroyer.
“We believe the Russians carried out artillery exercises in the Black Sea and warned the maritime community before their operation.”, The precise reference.
“There was no shooting at HMS Defender and we do not accept the claim that the bombs were dropped in its path,” he said. Added.
In early June, the Royal Navy said it had “dropped” its strike team which was leading NATO operations in the Mediterranean to carry out “its own mission” aboard HMS Defender.
June 14 Russia says navy has started monitoring British destroyer and warship Everton From the Dutch Navy after the entry of the two ships into the Black Sea.