Russia: Warships escorted through English Channel arrive home

Two Russian warships that sparked a security alert when they passed through the English Channel arrived home to the Baltiisk port on Sunday after a three-month ocean voyage spanning 15,000 nautical miles.

Corvettes Boiky and Soobrazitelny returned after completing tasks in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and in the Indian Ocean on a range of combat and training missions, air and submarine defence drills.

Earlier this month, The UK’s Royal Navy Frigate HMS Westminster was dispatched to intercept the two Russian vessels as they sailed through the English Channel.

British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson stated that the frigate was dispatched to provide security

off the coast of Britain.

The commander of the helicopter unit of corvette Soobrazitelny Egor Turkov said that ships from France, England and the USA “were keeping track on” the Russian warships.

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