NATO warships escorted Russian frigate in British territorial waters

British warships, while on a NATO mission, escorted a Russian frigate which was en route from the Black Sea to the Baltic and was crossing British territorial waters.

This was reported by the British newspaper "The Telegraph"

Over the weekend the frigate Admiral Grigorovich was tracked by British HMS Iron Duke and was further followed by HMS Sutherland as far as the Channel.

The Dutch ship HNLMS Rotterdam and the Belgian BNS Castor also joined the British vessel.

“The Admiral Grigorovich was continually monitored as she sailed south from the Baltic. The transit of Russian ships from their northern ports is not unusual, but we’re ready to protect UK territorial waters,” stated Trish Kohn, the Commanding Officer of HMS Sutherland.

“Our Armed Forces are working night and day to provide reassurance here at home and to our eastern NATO allies,” British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon stated.

  Russia, UK

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