Russian Warships Passing Off Florida’s Coast Shadowed by US Navy

According to social media experts who analyze publicly available information, it has been reported that a nuclear submarine and three ships from the Russian Navy are currently sailing near the Florida coast on their way to Cuba for a military exercise. 

Russian warships were spotted sailing along Florida’s eastern coast on their way to Cuba. Based on open-source maritime and aerial tracking data, US naval and air forces are closely monitoring their movements. The US Coast Guard Cutter Stone may be monitoring the movements. 

A representative from the State Department said that the United States is preparing for increased naval and air movements in the vicinity of the country this summer in anticipation of a global Russian maritime exercise in the autumn. Russia intends to send its naval warships to the Caribbean, specifically to make port calls in Cuba and potentially Venezuela. Planes may be seen soaring through the air or heading to different destinations nearby. Russia dispatched a fleet consisting of the Kazan nuclear-powered submarine, the Nikolay Chiker rescue tug, the Pashin fleet oil tanker, and the Gorshkov frigate to Cuba.

As reported by RIA Novosti, a news agency owned by the Russian government, the navy leader announced that the fleet will arrive in Cuba on Wednesday. Many people believe that Moscow is responding to the White House’s authorization for Ukrainian forces to deploy American weaponry beyond Russian borders, along with more extensive NATO commitments to Ukraine, with this visit. The Pentagon has stated that there is no immediate threat despite the visit.

It’s not surprising that Russian navy ships have been visiting Cuba every year from 2013 to 2020. These actions place a considerable burden on the Russian navy, as it struggles to maintain its preparedness and carry out missions with an outdated fleet. President Vladimir Putin has cautioned that if Ukraine is given access to Western weaponry outside of Russian territory, it could have significant consequences for NATO members. He questioned the rationale behind prohibiting Russia from deploying missile-defense systems to regions where it plans to target the critical infrastructure of countries that are themselves targeting Russia. Additionally, he mentioned that Moscow intends to enhance its air defense capabilities for this purpose.