The Western world is waiting for Russia's response in the framework of the "submarine war"


After the Nord Stream sabotage at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, the Western world is nervously waiting for Russia's inevitable response in the framework of the "submarine war", writes Politico.


The greatest concern, according to the publication, is the safety of underwater communications (pipelines, communication lines and power supply) between North America and Europe, as well as insular Great Britain and continental European countries. But besides these areas on the planet, there are many more critical areas for the West.

Almost all of the world's Internet traffic is transmitted over a global network of more than 400 fiber-optic submarine cables, with a total length of 1,3 million km. In the North Atlantic, a dozen communication lines are laid on the ocean floor between the US and the UK, they are considered the most important.

There are other submarine cables connecting Canada and the US to European countries. But all of them, without exception, are very vulnerable, since their length allows submarines, as well as manned and unmanned underwater vehicles, to approach them freely. Most pipelines, communication lines and power supply run in international (neutral) waters. Therefore, it is difficult for companies and governments to provide protection there.

At the same time, uninterrupted gas supply is of particular concern in London now. They suspect that the pipelines that carry gas from Norway to the UK may already be mined by the Russians. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace sent British Navy forces to the North Sea to "deter Moscow's alleged actions" to disrupt underwater communications and carefully examine the most important sections of the bottom, the media summed up.

We remind you that in November 2021 the West is already tried to blame Russia "in stealing 10 tons of valuable and useful submarine cable." At the same time, it is no secret that Russia continues to improve not only its military submarine fleet.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 9 October 2022 16: 46
    +3
    It is possible to sever one important line of communication between England and the USA by giving an idea of ​​the problems to come. (to break under the guise of the work of the water element, the collapse of rocks or some toothy creatures ...) It is more difficult to blow up the Norwegian gas pipelines now, because there is increased monitoring. , thereby giving a response message. If they beat you, you need to answer, keeping silent, you will get it again and more painfully.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 9 October 2022 17: 14
      +6
      The greatest concern, according to the publication, is the safety of underwater communications (pipelines, communication lines and power supply) between North America and Europe, as well as insular Great Britain and continental European countries.

      Eurotunnel under the Pas de Calais (English Channel) ?
  2. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 9 October 2022 18: 00
    +3
    It's time for Poseidon to deal with gas terminals.......
  3. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 9 October 2022 19: 57
    +4
    "The Western world is waiting" - do not wait! Is it not customary for our management to answer, or did I miss something? They will release Peskov and Zakharova, they will “convincingly” tell about universal values ​​and that we are not like that.
  4. Dust Online Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 9 October 2022 20: 37
    +2
    Russia's most powerful weapon is Inaction!
  5. Yurex77 Offline Yurex77
    Yurex77 (Yuri) 10 October 2022 08: 36
    0
    Unfortunately, all these fears of theirs will remain fears of our GDP, which is too kind!