Russian submarine spotted near west coast of Scotland

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A Canadian Navy patrol ship docked Friday in Cuba, which is also hosting two nuclear-powered submarines — one American and one Russian.

The HMCS Margaret Brooke docked in Havana on its way back from “a successful deployment in the Caribbean basin,” the Royal Canadian Navy said on Facebook.

It “will conduct a port visit to Havana from June 14 to 17, 2024, in recognition of the long-standing bilateral relationship between Canada and Cuba,” it added.

It was the Navy’s first visit to Havana since 2016 and to Cuba since 2018, said the statement.

A US nuclear-powered submarine arrived in Cuba, the Pentagon said Thursday, a day after a Russian nuclear sub also docked there.

The fast-attack submarine USS Helena was in Guantanamo Bay as part of a routine port visit, previously planned, the US Southern Command said.

The Russian nuclear-powered sub Kazan — which Cuba said was not carrying nuclear weapons — arrived in the Cuban capital Wednesday.

A Russian submarine that is currently in Cuba was spotted off Scotland’s west coast before it arrived in Havana last week.

The sighting of Kazan, which did not enter UK waters, prompted the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to brief the prime minister.

It was identified by an RAF Poseidon P8 anti-submarine aircraft as it passed Ireland on 5 June.

The Royal Navy said it routinely monitors waters around the UK to “deter malign activity”.

Kazan arrived in Havana along with a number of Russian vessels for a military drill in the Caribbean over the weekend.

They have been seen as a show of force amid Moscow’s tensions with the west over the war in Ukraine.

US officials played down the presence of the vessels some 90 miles (145km) from Florida, saying they were no threat.

Kazan was sent to Cuba along with a number of Russian vessels

HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane, on Scotland’s west coast, is home to the UK’s nuclear submarines as well as other Royal Navy vessels.

A Royal Navy spokesperson said: “The Royal Navy routinely monitors UK territorial waters and the adjacent sea areas to ensure compliance with maritime law, to deter malign activity and to protect our national interests.”

A US intelligence officer told CBS, BBC’s North American partner, that Kazan was not carrying nuclear weapons.

Cuba’s Foreign Ministry identified the other Russian ships as the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, the fleet oil tanker Pashin and the salvage tug Nikolai Chiker.

Russia’s defence ministry said Admiral Gorshkov and Kazan are both carriers of advanced weapons, including hypersonic missiles Zircon. They earlier conducted missile drills in the Atlantic.

Russia has sent warships to Cuba in the past and the two nations are long-standing allies.

The US is closely monitoring the latest visit.

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