Britain sent its warships to monitor the Russian aircraft carrier that sails across the North sea and the English channel, reports the Associated Press (AP), citing a statement by British defense Secretary Michael Fallon.
According to the head of the British Ministry of defense, the military will follow “every step” of the Russian ships on their way.
It is reported that the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” along with a group of ships heading South from the Norwegian sea towards the North. Destroyer type 45 Duncan sailed from Portsmouth to monitor the situation. Destroyer Dragon intends to meet two Russian corvettes, heading towards Britain in Portugal.
Previously, the intention of Britain to track passing close to the Islands of the Russian military courts, reported The Times, citing sources in the defense sector.
In mid-October it was reported that the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov of the Russian Northern fleet accompanied by warships headed to the Mediterranean sea. “Interfax” citing a source reported that on the cruiser are the MiG-29КР and MiG-29КУБР, su-33 and helicopter gunships Ka-52K “Katran”. The group also entered the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, large anti-submarine ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and support vessels, said the Ministry of defence.
On 19 October, NATO said, the largest since the end of the cold war deployment of Russian ships. The source told Reuters under the coast of Norway Russian vessels carrying aircraft designed to participate in the offensive in Aleppo.