Britain warns Russia
- December 26, 2017
A British naval frigate escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day, the Royal Navy confirmed.
The HMS St. Albans with 190 sailors on board was used to escort the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate on Monday through what British officials called “areas of national interest” on Christmas Day.
In addition, a Royal Navy helicopter was used to track other Russian vessels in the area. The navy said there has been a recent surge in Russian vessels traveling near U.K. waters. Officials said that on Christmas Eve, a navy vessel was used to escort a Russian intelligence-gathering ship through the North Sea and English Channel.
Defense Secretary Gavin William said Britain wouldn’t tolerate aggression. “Britain will never be intimidated when it comes to protecting our country, our people and our national interests,” he said Tuesday.