British navy frigate escorts Russian warship in North Sea

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A Royal Navy frigate escorted a Russian warship on Christmas Day as it passed close to British territorial waters, the ministry of defense said Dec. 26 at a time of strained relations between London and Moscow.

The HMS St Albans monitored the Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov in the North Sea, “keeping track of its activity in areas of national interest,” it said in a statement.

Gala 2bThe St Albans, a Type 23 frigate, was deployed on Dec. 23 to track the Russian vessel and would return to its Portsmouth base Dec. 26.

“I will not hesitate in defending our waters or tolerate any form of aggression,” Defense Minister Gavin Williamson said in a…

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