Royal Navy sees off Rus­sian war­ships in English Chan­nel

Metro (UK) - - TALK -

A RUS­SIAN war­ship and two sup­port ves­sels are in­ter­cepted by the Royal Navy as they pass through the English Chan­nel.

The corvette, pic­tured on the left, was part of a four-strong group of Rus­sian ships, and in­cluded the sub­ma­rine-hunt­ing de­stroyer Vice Ad­mi­ral Ku­lakov, which last passed through the Strait of Dover two weeks ago. It was in­ter­cepted by HMS Tyne and HMS Sev­ern and shad­owed through the Chan­nel and into the North Sea.

Armed forces min­is­ter James Heappey said: ‘The Royal Navy’s off­shore pa­trol ves­sels are prov­ing their worth with yet an­other suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tion in de­fence of our home wa­ters.’

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