While Russia continues its fight in Ukraine, the US military is seeing that Russian forces elsewhere have "not been affected negatively" by the war in Ukraine.
The top US general in Europe said Wednesday that Russian submarine patrols have increased throughout the Atlantic.
"One of those forces is their undersea forces. It's hard to talk in public, as you well know, sir, about undersea warfare and our efforts in that regard. But I can say that the Russians are more active than we've seen them in years, and their patrols into the Atlantic, and throughout the Atlantic, are at a high level, most of the time at a higher level than we've seen in years," Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of US European Command, told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.
“And this is, as you pointed out, despite all of the efforts that they’re undertaking inside Ukraine,” he said.