The British record the high activity of Russian ships off their coast


The regular appearance of ships of the Russian Navy in the English Channel (as the British call the English Channel) “keeps the British Royal Navy in good shape”.


As follows from the material published by The Guardian, this month, at the time of the exacerbation of the coronavirus epidemic in the UK, seven Russian military vessels were detained in the strait to monitor the British fleet.

The publication, referring to sources in the military department, reports that the high activity of the Russian Navy in this region is a response to NATO exercises in Europe, and not a test of the British combat readiness in an epidemic.

The report also said that after the discovery of a group of Russian ships consisting of two frigates, three corvettes and two landing ships, the Royal Navy had to attract four of its frigates for surveillance.

Recall that in mid-March, the Alliance planned to conduct the Cold Response military exercises in Norway, in which 2000 troops from the UK were to take part.

However, on March 11, the NATO leadership decided to cancel the exercises so as not to jeopardize the military and not provoke the further spread of the coronavirus.

Previously we wrote that the flights of strategic Tu-160 bombers near NATO countries in Poland were regarded as Russia's desire to test the alliance’s defenses in an epidemic.
Photos used: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/
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  1. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 28 March 2020 09: 46
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    What a gentle creature. You can’t fly by and pass by a boat a couple of times. To not react to The Guardian.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 March 2020 10: 11
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    What a nightmare. Just the news from the news. And all for all for some reason. Any ship, circling Europe, will be marked in Lamansh. And if there are also NATO exercises there, then it will stand by waiting. And if there are 7 of them at once, purely by chance, then the stump is clear, they will be tracked to monitor. It is strange that only 4. They do not respect.

    With us, if they’re already being watched, then 1-2 ships behind one enemy near ...

    Does the Guardian fit our Komsomol?
  3. Ivan Ivanov_18 Offline
    Ivan Ivanov_18 (Troll trolls) 28 March 2020 13: 08
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    In the Barentsukha, near the USSR / Russia territorial commander, from the second half of the 60s Marjata, a Norwegian spy, constantly hangs out, already finished off three corps, now the fourth is on duty. And nothing, I do not remember in the press of the USSR / Russia articles on this topic.