The Kursk submarine disaster: another evidence of a collision. Norwegians remove the veil of secrecy and virtually name Kursk killer - 6 December, 2000

Igor Sergeyev, Russian defence minister, confirmed today in Brussels the words said by Rear-Admiral Einar Skorgen, former commander of the Norwegian Northern Force. According to the admiral, Russian anti-submarine aircrafts did pursue on August 17th a foreign submarine escaping from the site of the nuclear submarine Kursk’s crash. Admiral Skorgen also said that Russian North Fleet aircrafts got so absorbed in the pursuit that nearly violated the Norwegian air space, so Norwegian fighters made an alert takeoff. Happily, violation was avoided thanks to a talk between the Norwegian Air Force and the Russian North Fleet commanders. On top of that, according to the admiral, there was something wrong with the US submarine Memphis entering the Norwegian port of Bergen. Moreover, wives of 12 Memphis sailors were then urgently flied from US to Norway, the aim of their arrival being kept secret.

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