- Russian forces are currently carrying out the largest war games since Cold War
- At least 20 Russian warships, submarines, and support vessels, flanked by 20 fighter jets, are taking part in the exercises
- Twice the U.S. has been forced to scramble F-22s to see what is happening
- On June 17 the U.S. Navy admitted a carrier strike group had moved to the area
- The Pentagon is watching the Russian maneuvers extremely carefully
- They come after Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin met in Geneva last week
- Both men have admitted that relations between their countries are at a low
Russia's defense ministry has announced it sunk an aircraft carrier just 35 miles off the coast of Hawaii in a huge war games exercise that has alarmed the US.
At least 20 Russian warships, submarines, and support vessels, flanked by 20 fighter jets, are taking part in the exercises - the biggest since the Cold War.
Russia says that they are 300 miles off the coast of Hawaii, yet unconfirmed satellite images from June 19 appear to show them much closer - within 35 miles of the U.S. state.
The location would correspond broadly with reports from U.S. media channels that Russian warships were conducting their maneuvers between 300 and 500 miles west of the main Hawaiian islands, The Drive reported.
Their actions have alarmed the Pentagon.
Russia's defense ministry on Monday issued video showing the maneuvers.
The Russians organized two detachments of ships, operating at a distance of about 300 miles from each other.
One group was playing the role of the enemy.