Aircraft of the Royal air force of great Britain has made a low flight over Russian warships sailing in the English channel the previous day, writes The Times.
According to the newspaper, two Tornado fighter flew over the group of eight Russian ships, including the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” and the destroyer, anti-submarine ship and auxiliary vessels. They moved with a speed of 14 miles per hour.
As the newspaper notes, the Tornado aircraft are usually attracted to jobs when necessary to protect British airspace, but in this case, sending a Tornado could be explained by their equipment surveillance systems Raptor is able to capture high quality images.
“They make high-quality pictures, and we will be able to analyze what is on these ships,” confirmed a military source of the newspaper.
The Times calls the sending of the fleet of Russia “the largest show of naval power in Moscow since the end of the cold war.” In addition, the publication specifies that — by coincidence or planned — Russian military ships sailed in the Pas-de-Calais “an important milestone in the Royal Navy” — the day of Trafalgar battle.
On the eve of the European channel Euronews has published a video of the passage of the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” and the Russian ships through the English channel. The video shows the passage of one of the escort ships, as well as the “Admiral Kuznetsov”. On the flight deck of the Russian cruiser shows the aircraft as well as helicopters. Go on the deck the sailors and staff.
Naval group led by the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” went to the Mediterranean a week ago, October 15. The defense Ministry then stated that the purpose of the campaign is “providing a naval presence in the operationally important areas of the World ocean”. Informed source of “Interfax” said that the group sent to the coast of Syria.
October 19, a senior diplomat, NATO said, the largest since the end of the cold war deployment of Russian ships.