HMS Hurworth, a mines hunter located in my Portsmouth, follows the Russian frigate Admiral Makarov during his passage through the Channel in a monitoring exercise that usually takes about 48 hours.
It is the fourth time that the navy commanders have been forced to use ships to observe Russian movements in Britain in the last two months.
A Royal Navy spokesman confirmed that an interception had taken place, but said no further comments could be given because the operation is still under way & # 39; used to be.
He said that the full details of the mission will be released when the operation is complete.
A number of Vladimir Putin's ships have left the Channel to operate after the Russian naval parish in St. Petersburg.
Defense officials have refused to comment on the exact number of Russian ships that pass the UK, but said in the past two months.
But patrol vessel HMS Mersey, destroyer HMS Diamond and frigate Montrose were all involved in observation activities during the summer.
The head of the Royal Navy, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones, said in a speech in May that Britain was confronted with "significantly encouraged Russian naval activity, which constantly tests our decision".
And Captain Jerry Kyd, commander of the largest warship ever, HMS Queen Elizabeth, said the Royal Navy had to deal with "eye-catching threats" from Russia.
He said: "The increase in Russian activity we have seen in recent years is frightening and for reasons of national security this just underlines why we need a balanced, powerful and competent, capable fleet.
"It is good to pamper what we have seen in recent years."
HMS Diamond has previously monitored two Russian warships in August, while in January the Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster was sent to monitor four Russian ships as they drove close to British waters.
Admiral Makarov, who is in service in 2017, is heavily armed with a series of missiles and artillery weapons and was built to resist surface ships and submarines and to ward off air strikes.
The ship is supposed to sail to Sevastopol, her home port in the Black Sea, after leaving a strategic Russian naval base in the Baltic Sea.
Tensions between London and Moscow remain high in the wake of the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March.