Russian submarine off Sicily?

Interesting movements in the Strait of Sicily.

Yesterday and today we recorded unusual movements near Malta, at least three separate missions conducted by USNavy Boeing P-8As which took off from NAS Sigonella.

What could these missions be due to?

Some authoritative twitter accounts (@CovertShores and @KaptainLOMA ) agree that these missions are aimed at detecting a Russian submarine that would be in the area.

There are two hypotheses:

In both cases, this new entry into the Mediterranean would balance the departure of the cruiser Marshal Ustinov last week.

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