An unusually high level of activity of Russian ships, Britain reported

LONDON, (BM) – Nine British ships tracked the passage of Russian ships in the English Channel, learned citing Vzglyad and the British Navy statement.

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Surveillance was carried out for three Russian Steregushchiy type corvettes, two project 445 landing ships, two Admiral Grigorovich frigates and the auxiliary and towing vessels that accompanied them, the British military said, TASS reports.

The British deployed four Type 23 frigates, two coastal patrol ships, two Tide class tankers, an Echo multipurpose hydrographic ship, and helicopters.

“As the Royal Navy prepares to help the NHS and other government departments deal with the response to the coronavirus outbreak, nine British ships have been shadowing seven Russian vessels in waters around the UK. The Navy has completed a concentrated operation to shadow the Russian warships after unusually high levels of activity in the English Channel and North Sea” the Royal Navy statement said

The report notes the “unusually high level of activity” of the Russian fleet in the waters near Britain.

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Earlier, Russia sent a patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet of project 1135 “Inquisitive” sent to monitor the NATO frigates that entered the Black Sea on Monday.


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