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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Esty Statement on Russian Spy Ship near Connecticut Naval Submarine Base

February 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today issued the following statement regarding the Russian spy ship spotted patrolling 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval submarine base:

“Russia’s escalating aggression is a serious national security threat. Yet again, the Kremlin is testing the resolve of the Trump administration. It is long past time for the White House to stop making excuses for Vladimir Putin and respond to his acts of thuggery with the toughness our security demands.”