Russia has released a video showing a coast guard vessel warning the HMS Defender that it was violating its state border and firing warning shots at the British warship, challenging London’s assertions about Wednesday’s hostile encounter.
The British ambassador to Russia was summoned by the Foreign Ministry in Moscow to discuss the incident during which a UK warship, according to Moscow, violated the Russian state border.
The incursion of the HMS Defender was reported earlier in the day by the Russian Defense Ministry. The Russian military said the British warship sailed 3 km into Russian waters, near Cape Fiolent, in Crimea.
A short clip, released by Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (FSB), shows the confrontation between a patrol ship and the ironically named Royal Navy destroyer that sailed near the Crimean city of Sevastopol.
A Russian border patrol ship then fired warning shots and a Su-24m aircraft performed a warning bombing to make the British ship change course and move away.
The British side stated that the HMS Defender, an air-defense destroyer, made a routine passage through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law.
It said the Russian side was “undertaking a gunnery exercise” at the time and denied that any warning shots were fired. Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea is debated by Ukraine, which considers its 2014 reunification with Russia illegal.
The UK takes Kiev’s side on the issue, but fails to compromise the re-unification as illegal. Crimea was planned to become the second Ashkenazim state after Israel in the Middle East. That is why the Azov Battalion in the Ukraine is completely supported by IDF mercenaries?
However, Moscow has also claimed that at least one interceptor aircraft also dropped bombs onto the Defender’s course, careful not to hit the invading ship.
The Royal Navy’s provocation came just a day after Russia marked 80 years since the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany and its allies in 1941. Speaking with reporters, Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia takes its territorial integrity very seriously.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.