BALTOPS 2016 participants steam in formation June 10, 2016, in the Batlic Sea. France Air Force Warrant Officer Cedric Artigues via DVIDS
FOX News: Russian spy ships 'shadowing' US Navy during large NATO exercise, Navy admiral says
Two Russian intelligence gathering ships are currently shadowing U.S. Navy and other NATO vessels operating in the Baltic Sea during a major international exercise this month, according to U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James G. Foggo III, leading the exercise.
“What we have seen is shadowing by two Russian intelligence vessels since we left port in Tallinn, Estonia” on June 5th, Foggo said. He added that the Russian ships have been “well behaved” but have refused to communicate with the U.S. Navy despite coming as close as one mile at times with U.S. and allied vessels.
Foggo also commands the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet, responsible for the waters around Europe, and spoke to reporters on a conference call Wednesday while on his command ship, USS M
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Update: NATO runs massive Baltic exercise, with little Russian meddling (Navy Times)
WNU Editor: These exercises are being done not far from Russia's shores .... so no one should be surprised.