The Kremlin does not comment on the version of the death of the Kursk nuclear submarine due to a collision with a NATO submarine
The Kremlin refused to comment on the submarine (nuclear submarine) K-141 “Kursk” due to a collision with a NATO submarine. So the version of the ex-commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Vyacheslav Popov, was reacted by the Kremlin's official representative Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.
He stressed that the investigation had come to a final conclusion about the reasons for the incident. “We leave it (the new version of the incident – approx.” Lenta.ru “) leave absolutely no comment,” the press secretary concluded.
Previously, the former chief of the General Staff of the Military of the Russian Navy, Admiral Viktor Kravchenko noted that indirect signs confirm Popov's version. So, the government commission claims that the official version of the death was the explosion of a steam-gas torpedo, which led to detonation. According to Kravchenko, an automatic device that sends SOS signals in certain situations is installed on American submarines.
On November 22, Popov announced that the Kursk nuclear submarine had died as a result of a collision with a NATO submarine. The name of the western submarine is almost certainly known. According to the admiral, she was later found off the coast of Norway.
The Kursk submarine sank on August 12, 2000 in the Barents Sea 175 kilometers from Severomorsk at a depth of 108 meters. According to the official version, this happened due to the explosion of a torpedo on board and further detonation of ammunition during the exercises of the Northern Fleet. All 118 crew members were killed.