Sunday, April 16, 2017

Two Russian Warships Are Escorted Through The English Channel By The Royal Navy

Daily Mail: Putin taunts Britain again: Two Russian warships are escorted through English Channel by Royal Navy amid escalating global tension

* Two Russian warships were spotted sailing through the North Sea this morning, Ministry of Defence confirms
* They will continue through the English Channel but it is not clear what their final destination will be
* Top military officer warned that there is now more Russian naval activity in Europe than in the Cold War
* Tensions between Britain and Russia are severely heightened after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancelled a trip to Moscow over
* Putin's support for Syria following a chemical attack which killed 87 civilians

The Royal Navy will escort two Russian warships through the English Channel tonight after they were spotted sailing through the North Sea towards Dover today.

Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland located the two ships in the early hours of this morning.

The Ministry of Defence published photographs of the ships today and said Royal Navy sailors will be keeping watch on their every movement by using state-of-the-art radars to track their course and speed.

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More News On Two Russian Warships Being Escorted Through The English Channel By The Royal Navy

Royal Navy escorts two Russian warships through Channel -- The Guardian/Press Association
Russian warships escorted by Royal Navy through the English Channel -- The Independent
Navy escorts two Russian warships approaching UK waters -- ITV News
Navy to escort Russian warships in English Channel amid Syria tensions -- SKY News
British Frigate Set to Escort Russian Warships in the English Channel -- Sputnik


Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Putin and Britain? Why does he like doing that so much?

Jay Farquharson said...

Ever look at a map?

Anonymous said...

Oh jay why do you take things on its surface all the time? I even lived there, so please stfu
My question is around this: why the increase in activity, or am I wrong and that's a normal amount of ships passing by? Just feels like Putin is teasing Britain for the last few years.
Again, thank you Jay for another useless comment. Please add more of your links and lmfaos.

Jay Farquharson said...

Between 1991 and 2004, the Russian Navy mostly sat at the dock and rusted away.

Between 2004 and 2008, they had refit some ships, built a few new ones and were conducting "training" cruises in the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, and sometimes even the Med.

Now they have a small, modernized fleet, and gor the Baltic Fleet and the Archangle Fleet, the only way into the Atlantic is through the International Shipping Lanes around Britain.

The Soviet Navy had 1053 ships,

The Russian Navy has 271.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jay - I appreciate it

manstien said...

Chock full of cruise missles i bet!