By Wyatt Earp | May 30, 2009
The Russians are saying that is was a “mistake.” To quote Dr. Evil, “Riiiiight.”
MOSCOW – The Russian navy said on Friday that one of its anti-submarine ships had fired artillery at a village by mistake, state RIA news agency reported.
Now, unlike this man, I’m no expert in naval tactics, but shouldn’t anti-submarine ships be firing at submerged targets? I doubt there are any submarines driving the streets of St. Petersburg!
The navy said no-one had been injured when a small anti-submarine ship on Thursday opened fire on a village in the Vyborg region of St Petersburg.
“On the 28 May, a small anti-submarine ship from the Baltic fleet was working on a host of exercises in the gulf of Finland including artillery fire at aerial targets,” RIA quoted a navy spokesman as saying. “No-one was injured.” (H/T – )
The navy spokesman then added (under his breath), “I’ll bet this will be the last time Vyborg women ignore our romantic advances.”