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Russian Spy Ship Seen Off Hawaii While 26 Countries Conduct Military Drills

The Guardian (UK) reports that “the US navy has confirmed that a Russian spy ship has been stationed in international waters off Hawaii, but says its presence is not affecting military exercises.”  

“Pacific Fleet spokesman Lt Clint Ramsden said Wednesday the Russian Navy Balzam-class auxiliary general intelligence ship had recently arrived.”  

“’Obviously, we are aware that it is there, and we’ve taken all precautions necessary to protect our critical information,’ Ramsden said. ‘Its presence has not affected the conduct of the exercise.’”

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