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Rep. Zeldin Statement on Russian Spy Ship Spotted Off Long Island Coast

February 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today on the Russian spy ship that was spotted off the coast of Long Island:

“Reports have stated that a Russian spy ship was spotted just south of Montauk and that this latest activity is reportedly consistent with, but further north than, the ship's past activity. My office has requested more information from officials. I will continue to monitor the situation closely and I will share updates as we can.

Russia’s increased aggression is a direct threat. Vladimir Putin aspires to be Vladimir the Great and probably would love to put the U.S.S.R. back together again if he could. Russia is our adversary, meddling in ways globally that are putting American service members and the security of the free world at risk.”