MOSCOW, 16 May – RIA news. The British naval frigate HMS Northumberland accompanied the Russian large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk in the English Channel. This is stated in the Royal Navy statement.
On 6 May, the press service of the Northern Fleet reported that the anti-submarine ship carrying out missions in the Atlantic was completing the passage of the Bay of Biscay, after which it would cross the English Channel and at the end of the week Severomorsk would arrive.
"Severomorsk", according to the British army, returned to the port of registration of the Mediterranean.
HMS Nortumberland commander Elly Pollard said such an operation is common for the British Navy, "who are always willing to respond to the appearance of foreign warships in the zone of interest" of the United Kingdom.
This is not the first time the British Navy has escorted Russian warships into the waters of the Channel. In February last year, Great Britain sent a patrol ship Mersey and a Wildcat helicopter to escort the landing ship Alexander Otrakovsky, the communications ship Fedor Golovin and the tanker Yelnya.