Russian Kirov Class Battle Cruiser. Source.
Warships from Russia’s Northern Fleet have entered the English Channel ahead of planned anti-aircraft and anti-submarine drills.
The vessels are due to carry out the military exercises in the north Atlantic, according to the Interfax news agency.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed the Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll is monitoring the three Russian ships as they travel through the Channel.
While it is not unusual for Russian warships to travel through the Channel, the incident comes at a time of heightened tensions over Russia’s military activities.
Last month Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered major military manoeuvres involving 40,000 servicemen to be carried out in the Arctic…