On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russia had fired “warning shots” at a British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea, 40 kilometers from the coast of Crimea, annexed by Moscow. The United Kingdom rejected Russia’s allegations.
According to Moscow, the British ship HMS Defender violated the maritime border. The official news agency reported that the ship sailed off Cape Violent, eight miles south of Sevastopol, at a depth of two miles in “Russian territorial waters”. Sputnik News under the authority of the Ministry.
While Western military maneuvers were underway, the British warship was warned that violating “Russian territorial waters” would involve deadly force. But the warning had no effect.
Then a Su-24 fighter jet dropped some fake bombs on the ship’s path and the border patrol ship fired warning shots to force the Defender to leave “territorial waters”. Whatever the ship did.
She added that after the incident, the Russian Ministry of Defense summoned the military attache of the British Embassy in Moscow Sputnik News.
The United Kingdom rejected Russia’s allegations. Britain’s Ministry of Defense said “no warning shots were fired” at the destroyer.
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