Russian warship fired Warning shots against the British destroyer “HMS Defender” The agency said the sailing off the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea, in violation, according to Moscow, of Russian territorial waters. TASS.
This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, which reported that the shots were fired after the British guns ignored a warning against intrusion into Russian territorial waters. Also, according to reports from Moscow, one of its Su-24 bombers also threw bombs in front of the British ship. Convince her to change course.
British military attache summoned
And the British Ministry of Defense announced that the military attache of the British Embassy in Moscow had been summoned to the Ministry of Defense “in connection with the violation of Russian borders by a British destroyer”, and demanded that London “investigate the actions of the ship’s crew.”
GB refuses warning shots
London denied, as reported by Moscow, that a Russian patrol boat and a Su-24 fighter jet fired warning shots at the British destroyer, which, according to Moscow, violated Russian territorial waters in the Black Sea. In the Capo Fiolent region.
“No warning shots were fired at HMS Defender,” the British Ministry of Defense wrote on Twitter, “The Royal Navy vessel was making innocent passage through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law.”
The announcement also mentions “military exercises” underway in the same area of the Black Sea by Russian forces, as “reported by Moscow to the naval community,” suggesting that the shooting could be related to the training shots fired. in that area. “No bullet was fired – but the speaker repeats – in the direction of HMS Defender and we are unaware of the assertion that bombs were dropped along its path.”
Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea in 2014 in a referendum that was not recognized by the international community.