World: Russia, after three days, says submarine hit by fire was nuclear-powered - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

WorldRussia, after three days, says submarine hit by fire was nuclear-powered

11:00  04 july  2019
11:00  04 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Russia threatens military response to any NATO action over nuclear-ready missile

Russia threatens military response to any NATO action over nuclear-ready missile Russia has continued to develop and site the SSC-8 missiles within range of almost all European nations.

Even after extinguishing the fire , the soldiers died from smoke inhalation. The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday said 14 people on board one of its deep-sea submarines were The incident is reminiscent of a deadly explosion that sank Russia 's nuclear - powered submarine Kursk in 2000

A fire aboard a Russian navy research submersible has killed 14 crew members, the Russian defence ministry says . The crew was poisoned by fumes as Some media in Russia are citing sources saying they could have been on board a nuclear - powered submarine , possibly even the secretive AS-12.

Russia, after three days, says submarine hit by fire was nuclear-powered© Sputnik/Alexey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to discuss a recent incident with a Russian deep-sea submersible, which caught fire in the area of the Barents Sea, in Moscow, Russia July 2, 2019. Sputnik/Alexey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MOSCOW, July 4 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a top-secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting Russia's defense minister to assure him that its nuclear reactor had been contained.

Iran tells UN it cannot save nuclear deal

Iran tells UN it cannot save nuclear deal Iran told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that it cannot "alone" save the nuclear deal, turning up pressure on the Europeans, Russia and China as it moved toward a possible breach of its commitments to limit its nuclear activities. 

The fire that killed 14 sailors on Monday is Russia 's deadliest submarine accident since 2008. — In August 2000, the Russian nuclear - powered submarine Kursk sank to the floor of the Barents Sea after Nearly two days on, there was still no word on whether the submarine was nuclear - powered .

He said his agency had seen Russian media reports that a gas explosion took place on board the submarine . Russia ’s defense ministry said earlier 14 sailors were killed in the fire . A Russian media report said the submarine was nuclear - powered , but there was no official confirmation of that.

Russian officials have faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of the accident that killed 14 sailors as they were carrying out what the defense ministry called a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic.

The Ministry of Defence said the incident took place on Monday, but it was not officially disclosed until late on Tuesday and there was no indication until Thursday whether the vessel had a nuclear reactor on board despite intense interest in that question from authorities in neighboring Norway.

Putin, in a Kremlin meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, disclosed the fact that the submarine had been nuclear-powered for the first time by asking Shoigu about its condition after the deadly fire.

."..The Nuclear reactor on the vessel is completely isolated and unmanned. All the necessary measures were taken by the crew to protect the reactor which is in complete working order," Shoigu told Putin, according to a Kremlin transcript.

The fire had erupted in the submarine's battery compartment, Shoigu added.

(Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; writing by Tom Balmforth/Andrew Osborn; editing by Christian Lowe)

Read More

Radiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal.
The wreck of the K-278 Komsomolets sits around one mile under the Norwegian Sea in one of the world's largest fishing grounds.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!