The Royal Navy intercepted a Russian warship equipped with missiles, torpedoes and anti-aircraft guns and a tanker in British shores, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Daily Mail.
As reported by the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom, the British Navy took up the monitoring of the Russian warship from the French colleagues, in accordance with the arrangements of NATO.
Last month, RAF jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles as they flew south of Bournemouth. And in November, a four-strong squadron of the country's Northern Fleet sailed through the Channel.
The manoeuvres have raised fears that the Russians are looking for weaknesses in the British naval force, Daily Mail reports.