RIA Novosti, September 24, 2001
Rear Admiral Mikhail Motsak made this statement last Sunday. He said that NATO countries have intensified air intelligence over the site of the operation. Rear Admiral Motsak said: “We have detected six Orion planes and the PC-135 plane (Norway).” In addition the Northern Fleet noticed two foreign submarines near the site from July to August. One of these belonged to the US Navy.