Russian Navy in English Channel
NATO countries play down reports.
Russian Warships Entered English Channel On ‘Training’ Mission, Ran Anti-Submarine Drills
Four Russian warships entered the English Channel last Friday, laying down anchor and conducting a series of what the Russians called training drills, including a rehearsal of tactical moves designed to combat Western submarines. But NATO and the British government attempted to play down the Russian channel entry and France denied that any training took place.
The quartet of warships was spearheaded by the massive Russian anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk, as well as a tanker, tugboat and an amphibious vessel, and ran what the Russian Defense Ministry called “a series of exercises on how to tackle infiltrating submarine forces and training on survival techniques in the case of flooding or fire.”
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