The British Royal Navy was set on high alert and reported that its destroyer HMS Diamond was monitoring a overnight passage of Russian destroyer Severomorsk and cruiser Marshal Ustinov through the English Channel.
“Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond shadowed the two Russian warships overnight as they passed through the English Channel.
The Portsmouth-based ship sailed from Dover to monitor the Russian destroyer Severomorsk and cruiser Admiral Ustinov as they passed through the channel between the UK and Europe.
The Severomorsk and Marshal Ustinov have just concluded naval drills in the Baltic Sea with the participation of Baltic, Northern and the Black Sea fleets, prior to which the warships took part in Russia’s Navy Day parade on July 29. The vessels are now leaving the area through international waters.
BBC / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.