Richardson stated that the United States is currently considering a possible response to an increasing presence of Russian warships in the sea.
Russia recently demonstrated its skills by launching cruise missile strikes at targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea.
“That’s a significant capability, a significant demonstration,” the admiral said.
According to Richardson, the Russian Navy’s activities range “from the eastern US coast to the Pacific” and raise concerns in the US.
US officials are especially anxious about the fact that the Russian Navy is allegedly watching critical telecommunications cables connecting both sides of the Atlantic, the admiral said.