United Kingdom Warship Escorts A Russian Missile Destroyer Through The English Channel

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The Russian warship of the Udaloy class, Severomorsk, equipped with “Kinzhal” missile systems from ship to air, returns to its port of origin in northern Russia after a long journey that began almost a year ago and included missions in India. Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

The HMS Northumberland of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom followed the Russian missile destroyer Severomorsk when it passed through the English Channel on its way from the Atlantic Ocean, reports the British Ministry of Defense. The frigate, based in Devonport, was called upon to accompany the Russian ship of the Udaloy class after perfecting its underwater hunting skills off the coast of Great Britain. The ship is equipped with a Merlin helicopter, a state-of-the-art radar and the new Sea Ceptor missile system.

Commander Ally Pollard of Commander Ally Pollard of HMS Northumberland stated that the Royal Navy is “prepared at all times to respond to any foreign warship in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčinterest of the United Kingdom.”

According to the Russian media, Severomosrk crossed the English Channel on May 9 and had festivities there dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War against the Nazis.

The press service of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy declared in early May that Severomorsk was finishing its voyage in the Bay of Biscay and that it had to cross the English Channel and reach its base port at the main base of the Northern Fleet in the Murmansk region.

The warship began its long distance journey in July 2018 when it left Severomorsk. Since then, he has participated in the Russian Navy Day parade near St. Petersburg, fulfilled his task in the Mediterranean and then secured the safety of civilian ships in the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The ship also participated in Russian-Japanese naval anti-piracy exercises, aimed at increasing cooperation in the fight against piracy and terrorism, as well as in Russian-Pakistani simulations. After a mid-cruise review in Sevastopol, the ship operated in the Mediterranean.

United Kingdom Warship Escorts A Russian Missile Destroyer Through The English Channel

Earlier this spring, a warship of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom was sent to intercept Russia’s advanced frigate Admiral Gorshkov, equipped with guided Kalibr missiles, which previously conducted air defense exercises off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea while heading to the Atlantic.


Source: ES News-Front