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Russia accuses US submarine of violating its waters as Putin pushes the West to the brink of World War 3 in Ukraine

Russia has accused an American submarine of violating its waters – with Putin pushing the West to the brink of World War Three in Ukraine.

The Russian Defense Ministry says a Virginia-class submarine has entered Russia’s territorial waters around Urup – and ignored requests for it to surface.

The incident involved a Virginia-class submarine, like the one pictured

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The incident involved a Virginia-class submarine, like the one pictured
Fear is growing that a Russian invasion could happen as early as Wednesday

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Fear is growing that a Russian invasion could happen as early as Wednesday
Russian soldiers take part in war games near Ukraine border

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Russian soldiers take part in war games near Ukraine borderCredit: Getty
Kremlin forces fire missiles ahead of a possible invasion

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Kremlin forces fire missiles ahead of a possible invasionCredit: Getty

According to the report, the submarine left the area after “special measures” were taken by the Russian navy.

The ministry said it had summoned the US defense attaché in Moscow about the incident.

Virginia-class submarines are primarily used for anti-submarine warfare and intelligence-gathering operations.

The US Navy ships are fast attack submarines carrying nuclear-powered cruise missiles.

The underwater warships are believed to have passed through the waters near the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where Russia is conducting military preparation exercises.

The chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean, taken over by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II, is also claimed by Japan.

Russia’s last Kuril exercises took place in November last year.

It comes like The US has vowed to take a “resolute and strong” response. about a Russian invasion of Ukraine after reports that it could happen on Wednesday.

The warning from US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken came during a phone call with his Russian counterpart, amid fears of an impending invasion.

US embassy staff have now been ordered to evacuate Ukraine as 6000 Britons living there are also urged to leave immediately amid growing concern The Russian attack will close the airspace.

New intelligence now shows that Russia will invade Ukraine this Wednesday, February 16, according to German newspaper Der Spiegel.

The information received by the Secret Service, the CIA and other intelligence agencies goes even further to outline the route that individual Russian units will take, along with the roles they will play. implementation, reporting.

‘LOCATION RUSSIA’

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will discuss the crisis today but before that Blinken spoke with Sergei Lavrov.

“I spoke with Foreign Minister Lavrov today to urge a diplomatic resolution on Russia’s gratuitous military build-up around Ukraine,” Blinken tweeted later.

“I repeat that further Russian aggression will be met with a resolute, large, and unified transatlantic response.”

But in response, Lavrov accused the US of trying to incite conflict in Ukraine, in a phone call with his US counterpart Antony Blinken.

Their talks came after US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Washington believes Mr Putin could strike any day.

It was previously believed that Russia would not strike before the end of the Winter Olympics on February 20, but the latest intelligence reports cast doubt on that.

‘PLEASE LOOK EARLY AS POSSIBLE’

The threat is imminent after weeks of heightened tension like that of Vladimir Putin The buildup of troops and tanks continues to threaten Ukraine.

Sullivan repeated President Biden’s call for “all US citizens still in Ukraine to leave immediately”.

“We want to be clear on this point. Any American in Ukraine should leave as soon as possible and in any case within the next 24 to 48 hours.

“The risk is now high enough and the threat is now immediate enough for this to be what prudence calls for.

“If you stay, you’re assuming the risk, there’s no guarantee that there will be any other chance to leave, and there’s no prospect of US troops having to evacuate in the event of a Russian invasion. .”

Last night, the British were warned to leave Ukraine immediately as the threat of war was imminent.

Mr. Sullivan said an attack would likely begin with aerial bombings and missile attacks, which would shut down air, rail and land transportation.

MP Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the House Defense Select Committee, who also said war was “inevitable”, echoed his fears.

Russia has deployed troops to Ukraine’s border as NATO begins to strengthen its forces in the region.

The Pentagon says it will send 3,000 troops from Fort Bragg, North Carolinato Poland to join the 1,700 troops assembled there.

Military equipment and US soldiers inside a temporary base in Poland

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Military equipment and US soldiers inside a temporary base in PolandCredit: Getty
Satellite images show Russian forces concentrated near the border with Ukraine

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Satellite images show Russian forces concentrated near the border with UkraineCredit: EPA
Russian and Belarusian armed forces take part in military drills in Belarus

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Russian and Belarusian armed forces take part in military drills in BelarusCredit: Getty
Ukrainian tanks prepare to resist any Russian invasion

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Ukrainian tanks prepare to resist any Russian invasionCredit: AFP
A British family arrives at Gatwick Airport after returning from Ukraine

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A British family arrives at Gatwick Airport after returning from UkraineCredit: PA

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