Britain said there was no request from Russia to check the nuclear submarine after the “Kursk”
British Ministry of Defense: there are no records of the request of the Russian Ministry of Defense to check the nuclear submarine after the “Kursk”
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The British Ministry of Defense stated that there were no written documents asking Russia to check nuclear submarines after the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine (NPS) Kursk in August 2000. This was reported to RIA Novosti in the secretariat of the command of the Navy (Navy) of Britain.
“The Department of Defense has no record of any request to the UK to inspect its nuclear submarines,” the written response said.
Earlier, the former commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Vyacheslav Popov, said that the nuclear submarine (NPS) K-141 Kursk died in 2000 as a result of a collision with a NATO submarine. According to the admiral, he can reveal the name of the NATO submarine with 90 percent certainty, but will not do this for a number of reasons. According to information from Russian and foreign media, the American nuclear submarines Memphis and Toledo of the US Navy and Splendid of the British Navy were in the exercise area.
In July 2019, NRK reported that the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NRS) knew about the Kursk disaster 3.5 hours before the accident was reported to the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy.
The Kursk sank on August 12, 2000 in the Barents Sea, 175 kilometers from Severomorsk, at a depth of 108 meters. According to the official version, the tragedy occurred as a result of the explosion of a torpedo on board and further detonation of ammunition during the exercises of the Northern Fleet. All 118 crew members were killed.