The UK Royal Navy says it is alarmed over the “significant Russian presence” close to UK waters in a weekend statement. The UK military says it is closely monitoring the situation.
“The Royal Navy has monitored nine Russian vessels around the UK in recent weeks,” the statement says. “Every move made by the Russians – a surfaced submarine, destroyer, corvette, patrol ship and their supporting tugs and supply ships – was watched closely by eight RN ships from the English Channel and the Celtic Sea to waters close to the west coast of Scotland in a concerted operation over the last two weeks.”
First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin was cited in the official press release as saying, “Even with the pressures of Covid, we remain at short notice to respond to threats both in home waters and around the world. Despite the increase in Russian activity, both on the surface and underwater, we are always ready to respond.” Via – ZeroHedge