At a special news conference today the Russian government announced that six Special Forces personnel from the American military known as SEALS were captured on the island of Novaya Zemlya. The Americans are accused of spying and are being held by authorities in Moscow. A Russian spokesperson held up pictures of the Americans and would only say they are healthy and being treated well, considering they were caught spying on Russian territory.
Sources from the Russian Navy claim an American submarine, probably a Los Angles class attack submarine, was detected in the Barents Sea on September 21st. The navy was dispatched to investigate and tracked the intruder for most of the last five days before losing it near Novaya Zemlya.
Itís believed the American submarine ferried the Special Forces team to Novaya Zemalya to retrieve American equipment that was put in place to spy on the Russian people. Thanks to the Russian Navy the submarine was unable to retrieve the team and they were apprehended.
A formal protest has been lodged with the American ambassador in Moscow. No comment has been made by the United States.