09:17 GMT09 August 2020
Listen Live
    UK
    Get short URL
    5226
    Subscribe

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK navy said in a press release on Sunday it had sent a warship and a patrol ship to shadow a Russian destroyer as it passed through the English channel.

    "Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster, along with patrol ship HMS Tyne, monitored the passage of the Russian warship Vice Admiral Kulakov as it passed south through the English Channel," the press release read.

    According to Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster Will Paston, as quoted in the press release, "the Vice Admiral Kulakov conducted itself in a safe and professional manner throughout its transit."

    The monitoring was conducted with use of a radar, surveillance cameras and sensors, as stated in the press release.

    Related:

    US Navy Pushed by Lawmakers to Create Next-Gen Carrier-Based Jet to Tackle Beijing
    All Weapons Elevators on Problem-Plagued USS Ford Won’t Work Until Summer 2021 - US Navy
    US Navy Refuses to Reinstate Fired Carrier Captain Who Raised Alarm Over COVID-19 Outbreak
    US Navy Says Russian Su-35 Intercepts Its Surveillance Jet Within 25 Feet for 2nd Time in 4 Days
    Tags:
    Russia, Warship, channel, Royal Navy, UK
    Community standardsDiscussion