The BBC reported on Sunday that sensitive defense documents detailing the British Army had been found at a bus station in England.
The classified documents contain plans for a possible British military presence in Afghanistan, as well as a discussion of a possible Russian presence. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said the response to the voyage of the British warship HMS Defender last week through the waters off the coast of Crimea.
The radio said a member of the public who wished to remain anonymous called her after a pile of documents – about 50 pages in total – was found on Tuesday in a damp pile behind a bus stop in Kent, southeast London.
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According to the Ministry of Defense, a staff member reported the loss of the documents last week.
“The ministry takes information security very seriously and has launched an investigation,” she said in a statement. “It would be inappropriate to provide further comments.”
The HMS guns upset Russia on Wednesday when it sailed south of Crimea into the Black Sea that Moscow claims are territorial waters. Many countries including: United Kingdom. It does not accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and this area is considered Ukrainian waters.
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Russia said one of its warships fired warning shots in response to the destroyer’s storm, but Britain denied this, saying the warship was not in Russian waters. The defense ministry said the ship was making “harmless passage through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law”.
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