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Russian Ship Escorted Off Portuguese Coast

On Saturday the 25th, the Portuguese Navy escorted another Russian ship out of Portuguese territorial waters in what has been described by the General Staff of the Armed Forces (EMGFA), as “a normal surveillance procedure of maritime spaces under national sovereignty or jurisdiction, where warships from non-NATO countries sail in Portuguese waters.”

“The refueling ship ‘MOD Altay Kola’ was passing through Portuguese waters from the North Sea. The Portuguese Navy accompanied the Russian ship from the north coast of Portugal to the border of Vila Real de Santo António, traveling 362 nautical miles, equivalent to about 670 kilometers.”

Moreover, in January, the Navy monitored the passage of Russian Federation ships for a couple of days off the coast of Portugal.

Samantha Gannon

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