British ships went out to meet the aircraft carrier group of the Russian Navy led by “Admiral Kuznetsov”
The ships of the Royal Navy went out to meet the ship the shock group (GAC) naval fleet headed by the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”. About this newspaper The Guardian</u>. Carrier group of the Russian Navy sent to the coast of Syria in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean sea.
“Until those ships are in our waters, we will monitor all their movements. We will conduct surveillance in the framework of the obligation to maintain the security of the UK”, – said the representative of the Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom.
As noted, destroyer type 45 Duncan sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday to join the Richmond frigate and destroyer squadron Dragon, coming from Portugal to the North.
Carrier group of the Russian Federation led by “Admiral Kuznetsov” came to the fore of the Murmansk region on Saturday. The group, in addition to “Admiral Kuznetsov”, are the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, large anti-submarine ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and support vessels.
Ships of the Russian Federation needs to strengthen the group off the coast of Syria. As expected, the aircraft aboard the only Russian aircraft carrier would carry out strikes on terrorists. In the composition of the air group “Admiral Kuznetsov” – the MiG-29КР and MiG-29КУБР and su-33. In addition, for the carrier was preparing helicopter gunships Ka-52K “Katran” (naval version of Ka-52 “alligator”). The arrival of IBM to the coast of Syria is expected by the end of this week.
Earlier it was reported that the Norwegian coast guard patrol aircraft, the Lockheed P-3 Orion photographed the ship aircraft carrier group of the Navy of Russia. “Admiral Kuznetsov”, “Peter the Great” and another six ships of escort on Monday passed a Norwegian island Andoya in the West of the vesterålen archipelago. Commenting on the movement of Russian ships, the head of the Norwegian intelligence service Lieutenant General Morten Haga Lunde stated that over the last few years it was the most impressive demonstration of military power of Russia in the Norwegian sea.
In turn, on the eve of a high-ranking NATO diplomat called the deployment of Russian warships off the coast of Norway, the largest since the cold war, reports Reuters. The diplomat also announced this unfriendly gesture.