Admiral Popov: Kursk submarine died after collision with NATO submarine

“We even know its name”

The Russian military leader, Admiral Vyacheslav Popov, who served as commander of the Northern Fleet from 1999 to 2001, told reporters the most likely cause of the disaster, in which killed the nuclear submarine Kursk in 2000.


Behind the tragedy in the Barents Sea in August 2000, not only the whole of Russia, but the whole world watched. On August 12, during the exercises of the Northern Fleet, the nuclear submarine Kursk sank 175 kilometers from & nbsp; Severomorsk & nbsp; at a depth of 108 meters. After a lengthy investigation, the official version of the emergency was announced – the explosion of a torpedo on board and the subsequent detonation of the ammunition. All 118 crew members of the nuclear submarine were killed.

However, not everyone agrees with such conclusions.

So, Admiral & nbsp; Vyacheslav Popov, commander of the Northern Fleet at the time of the tragedy, is sure that the nuclear submarine & nbsp ; & quot; Kursk & quot; died in 2000 as a result of a collision with a NATO submarine. Moreover, with a 90% probability, you can even determine its name.

“The submarine that collided with the Kursk followed our submarine. Apparently, she failed … to ensure safety, came too close, or the Kursk maneuver led to the loss of contact … I know its name with a 90% probability … NATO submarine. And she was there, in the area where she collided with the Kursk, – said the admiral.

At the same time, Popov did not give publicity to the name of the NATO submarine, since this requires the publication of irrefutable evidence.

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