Brits on Alert as Russian Destroyer Approaches U.K.

The British navy is closely monitoring a Russian destroyer that approached its waters, it said in a statement.

The destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov, seen in the foreground above, was tracked by HMS Dragon, a U.K. Royal Navy destroyer, as it passed the north coast of Scotland.

In a statement on Wednesday, Britain’s defense ministry described the maneuver as “a well-established and standard response” to the deployment of the Russian ship.

In a separate development, Britain scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to see off Russian military planes flying close to its airspace on Wednesday.

Full article: Brits on Alert as Russian Destroyer Approaches U.K. (NBC News)

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