The British Royal Navy prepares to pass the Russian aircraft carrier and several accompanying “Admiral Kuznetsov” ships by the coast of Britain – most likely, by separating England and France the English channel. On the preparation of the report sources of the newspaper the Daily Telegraph. The tabloid Daily Mail fears that the aircraft carrier group “Kuznetsova” will conduct training bombing off the coast of the country.
On Saturday, carrier battle group led by “Admiral Kuznetsov” and a rocket cruiser “Peter the Great” moved into the Mediterranean sea from the Murmansk region. Where it’s supposed to strengthen the group off the coast of Syria, and, as expected, the aircraft aboard the only Russian aircraft carrier will operate against targets in this country.
In Britain, awaiting the passing of ships in the English channel from the North sea in the Bay of Biscay next week, says the Telegraph. In this case, the ships will sail off the coast of France (visit to Putin was canceled because of the reduction programme) and UK (foreign Minister which took a very strict position in connection with the help of Russian troops in offensive operations in the area of Aleppo, Syria). One of the sources of the Telegraph have suggested that some of the ships can be separated and go around the UK on the other hand, off the coast of Ireland. Admirals, the newspaper writes, assured that forces and means to monitor the actions of the Russian squadron will be enough in this case.
The main concern, judging by the publications of British Newspapers – a possible “show of force” by the Russian military. Daily Mail in his article, cites a map of the area where there may be training the bombing of the North shores of the UK.
The Times reports that Britain’s partners in NATO will track the movement of Russian aircraft carrier group by its banks. This publication argues that in Britain due to the reduction of costs of defense intelligence activities will be reduced.
According to The Times, to monitor Russian movements and to accompany group will be two ships of the Royal Navy destroyers HMS Duncan and HMS Richmond.
That cruiser will be involved in the Russian operation in Syria since October this year and January next year, reported in early July, the Agency TASS reported, citing a military-diplomatic source. Then it was reported that carrier-based aircraft from the cruiser, which will be located off the coast of Syria, will strike militant positions. 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”).