A Russian submarine was spotted off the French coast. It was approximately 100 kilometers away. This information was reported by the French Navy, BFTM TV reports. According to them, it is a Russian submarine “Novorossiysk”.

A Russian submarine close to France

In late September, the French Navy escorted a Russian submarine that was working on the surface about 100 kilometers off the French coast, the local media reported.

According to media reports, the Russian submarine:

  • sailed off the coast of the northwestern French region of Brittany in the Bay of Biscay;
  • was moving on the surface of the water;
  • was convoyed by the French Navy on September 29.

It is reported that the submarine was convoyed by the multi-purpose frigate “Normandy”. The submarine was accompanied by the tugboat “Sergei Balk”.

Later, the French Navy released a photo of the “Novorossiysk”, which was accompanied by the frigate “Normandy” and helicopter NH-90.

“It is unusual that the submarine was moving in a surface position, which in the context of the war between Russia and Ukraine is of particular importance”, – said the Atlantic Maritime Prefect and Commander of the Atlantic Maritime Zone Olivier Lebas.