China, Russia dispatch ships to shadow USS Carl Vinson

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Amid rising tensions in Korean Peninsula, China and Russia have dispatched spy vessels to shadow a US aircraft carrier heading to the Korean waters, Japanese media said.

According to Yomiuri Shimbun, “multiple sources of the Japanese government” said China and Russia had “dispatched intelligence-gathering vessels from their navies to chase the USS Carl Vinson”.

“It appears that both countries aim to probe the movements of the United States”.

The ships are “strengthening warning and surveillance activities in the waters and airspace around the area,” Japan’s largest daily newspaper said.

US President Donald Trump described the warships heading to North Korea as an “armada” and said that submarines were also being sent were “far more powerful than the aircraft carrier.”

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