In the area of Kursk wreck in 24 hours after the accident SOS was broadcasted, RF vice-premier Ilya Klebanov reported live at ORT. According to him, Naval Command decided at first that it was Kursk's signal, but then it was determined that there hadn't been any device on board to give such kind of signal, RBC reports. "We guess, our submarine couldn't broadcast such signals " - said Klebanov. The deputy PM considers that the unknown submarine was still thereabouts that moment.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now