NATO veteran says US is using base in Iceland to spy on Russian Navy
Veteran NATO Stavros Atlamazoglou revealed the location of the American base, which is used to spy on the Russian Navy. According to him, she is in city of Keflavik in Iceland. About this Atlamazoglou wrote in an article for 19Fortyfive.
During the Cold War, the base in Iceland was a key stronghold for hunting down Soviet nuclear submarines in the Atlantic Ocean, says a NATO veteran. After the collapse of the USSR, Keflavik was temporarily empty, but Pentagon decided to renovate it in 2017, allocating $ 22 million for this. In April, the US Sixth Fleet conducted exercise Northern Viking 22 there.
Now the base plays an important role in monitoring the Northern Fleet, the largest formation of the Russian Navy, Atlamazoglou said. In addition, it is a springboard for the development of the rich resources of the Arctic, he believes – the region contains deposits of gas, oil and other minerals.
In April, it became known that NATO’s secret monitoring service start work in Odessa and track the ships of the Russian Navy. According to a RIA Novosti source in law enforcement agencies and his informant in the Ukrainian troops, service workers are equipped with equipment that allows them to determine the exact coordinates of any vessel in the Black Sea within a radius of 200 kilometers.