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The development comes after the press service of the Russian Northern Fleet reported on Tuesday that the Admiral Gorshkov frigate, equipped with guided Kalibr missiles, had entered the English Channel in the first such mission of the Russian ship. Russian war.
A warship of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom was sent to intercept the advanced frigate of Admiral Gorshkov of Russia, who previously conducted air defense drills off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea while on its way to the Atlantic.
Commenting on the matter, the British Minister for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, said that “the Royal Navy is always ready to defend the United Kingdom.”
During Admiral Gorshkov’s exercises, overflights of NATO and Swedish reconnaissance aircraft were detected near Scotland.
The exercise occurred when the press service of the Northern Russian Fleet reported on Tuesday that Admiral Gorshkov had begun to pass through the English Channel on the first such mission of the warship. The frigate entered service with the Northern Fleet in 2018.
“In the near future, a flotilla of ships led by the frigate will carry out extended missions in different areas of the World Ocean. “The main objective is to show the Russian flag and ensure the [Russian] naval presence in operationally important areas of the remote ocean area,” the press service said.
Admiral Gorshkov, equipped with Kalibr long-range cruise missiles, is expected to become part of the Russian working group in the Mediterranean in the coming months.
The working group, consisting of some 15 warships and support vessels, previously launched Kalibr missiles against Daesh * targets in Syria.
Source: ES News-Front