Russian warship fires at Turkish vessel in Aegean in stark warning

A Russian warship fired a warning shot at a Turkish ship in the Aegean Sea this morning, raising tensions further between the two nations, according to The Sunday Express.

Russia said the shots were fired at a Turkish shipping vessel in order to avoid a collision, the report reads.

They said in a statement that the Turkish boat had approached to 600m. Continue reading

World leaders scramble to defuse ‘monstrous’ new crisis over Russia’s downed jet: Putin ratchets the tension by dispatching warship to Mediterranean as Moscow expert warns war is ‘likely’

  • Russia warns of ‘serious consequences’ after Nato country downs Russian military jet for first time since 1953
  • Two pilots were reportedly shot dead by Syrian rebels as they parachuted from burning Sukhoi Su-24 warplane
  • Third Russian said to have died when rescue helicopter was hit with anti-tank missile by another rebel group
  • Russia denied plane had been in Turkish airspace but Nato secretary-general says assessment showed it had
  • A warship has been deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to destroy potential threats to Russian forces in Syria
  • Britain has declared military back-up is on standby to support Turkey in any revenge attack by Putin’s forces

A ‘monstrous’ new crisis has begun after Turkey shot down a Russian military plane, sparking fears of a war.

Vladimir Putin  has accused the Turks of a ‘stab in the back’, branding them ‘accomplices of terrorists’. Continue reading

Royal Navy investigates mystery Russian warship in Baltic

HMS Montrose tracked the Russian corvette Soobrazitelny and then was circled by a Russian patrol plane

A British frigate on exercise in the Baltic Sea was dispatched to investigate an unknown Russian warship last week, the Ministry of Defence said.

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RAF Jet Chases Russian Planes Away From UK

Two planes are turned back as they approach Scotland, as the Royal Navy “keeps an eye” on a Russian warship’s movements.

The aircraft, believed to be Tupolev 95s, were spotted off the coast of northeast Scotland.

They were turned away from Britain when an RAF Typhoon was scrambled from Leuchars airbase, near Dundee. Continue reading

Russian spy ship docked in Havana

Havana (AFP) – A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.

The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana’s cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Continue reading