俄罗斯确认潜艇在美国附近巡逻 Russia Confirms Submarine Patrols Near US

05 August, 2009

俄罗斯军方官员说,在美国东部沿海被发现的两艘俄罗斯攻击型潜艇是正常巡逻的一部分。俄罗斯官员星期三说,巡逻是正常做法,美国潜艇也在俄罗斯附近巡逻。

美国国防部官员星期二说,这两艘核动力潜艇在距海岸大约320公里外的国际水域被发现。美国北方司令部说,他们几天来一直在监测这两艘潜艇。美国官员还表示,这两艘潜艇没有做出任何引发忧虑的事。按照国际法律,他们有权在国际水域自由航行。

Military officials in Russia say two Russian attack submarines that were spotted off the United States east coast are part of regular patrols.Officials said Wednesday the patrols were a "normal" practice and suggested that U.S. submarines also patrol near Russia.

U.S. defense officials said Tuesday the two nuclear-powered submarines were spotted in international waters about 320 kilometers off the coast. A statement from the U.S. Northern Command said they had been monitoring the submarines for several days.

U.S. officials also said the submarines had done nothing to provoke concern and were free to navigate international waters as recognized by international law.