It’s serious now. The Russian agression can not be denied anymore. Russia’s military whales appear to be harassing Norway’s fishermen in the Arctic.
The mainstream media is now full of such reprots (link):
Norwegian fishermen and scientists say a white whale wearing a strange harness that harassed boats in the Arctic recently may have been trained by Russia’s military. Russia has previously acknowledged training sea mammals for special operations in the frigid Arctic, where the country has a major military base not far from the territory of.
“We were going to put out nets when we saw a whale swimming between the boats,” Norwegia’s state broadcaster NRK quoted fisherman Joar Hesten as saying. “It came over to us, and as it approached, we saw that it had some sort of harness on it.”
The authorities sent a crew to the location and encountered this “military” whale. After some attempts to remove the harness, they sent in a swimmer in a warm suit to relieve the mammal of the attire.
The harness reportedly appeared to have an attachment point for a GoPro camera and carried a note: “Equipment of St. Petersburg” in English.
The main verion in the mainstream media is is that the whale may have escaped from captivity from the Russian Armed Forces’ facility.