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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Russian Warship Tracked by UK’s Royal Navy in English Channel: Russia Claims It was on its Way Back to Russian Port

Neustrashimy class FFGThe British Royal Navy has intercepted a Russian frigate and monitored its passage through the English Channel. The intercepted Russian ship was Yaroslav Mudry--the Neustrashimy class frigate was on its way back from a Mediterranean deployment.

The Russian Navy's website says the ship was designed for protecting combat vessels from attacks, search, detection and tracking of submarines and also for hitting enemy ships besides providing cover for land operations, reports Sky News.

On Tuesday, the Russian ship was tracked by British frigate HMS Argyll, a Type 23 frigate with advanced Artisan radar, sensors and Lynx helicopter back up. It located the Russian warship while it was passing within 20 miles off the Kent coast in the Strait of Dover.

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