16:40 GMT09 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) -The UK Royal Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that its destroyer HMS Diamond was monitoring the overnight passage of Russian destroyer Severomorsk and cruiser Marshal Ustinov through the English Channel.

    "Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond shadowed two Russian warships overnight as they passed through the English Channel… The Portsmouth-based ship sailed from Dover to monitor the Russian destroyer Severomorsk and cruiser Marshal Ustinov as they passed through the UK’s area of interest yesterday (Tuesday)," the statement said.

    According to the statement, HMS Diamond is continuing to monitor the Russian warships, which are currently moving along the UK south coast to leave the United Kingdom's area of interest.

    ​The Severomorsk and Marshal Ustinov have just concluded routine drills in the Baltic Sea with the participation of Baltic, Northern and the Black Sea fleets, prior to which the warships took part in Russia's Navy Day parade on July 29. The vessels are now leaving the area through UK waters.

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