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Russia expels British warship violating its sea border

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet and Federal Security Service have expelled a British warship that “violated” the country’s territorial waters, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Jun 2021 6:59 AM GMT

MOSCOW: Russia's Black Sea Fleet and Federal Security Service have expelled a British warship that "violated" the country's territorial waters, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said. The British destroyer HMS Defender crossed Russia's border in the northwestern part of the Black Sea at 11.52 a.m. on Wednesday after going 3 km beyond the sea border in the area of Cape Fiolent, Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry. The vessel ignored warnings on the possible use of weapons from the Russian side, causing a Russian border patrol ship to fire warning shots, it added.

At 12.19 p.m., Russia's Black Sea Fleet Su-24M aircraft dropped bombs along the destroyer's path as a warning. The warship left the Russian territorial waters at 12.23 p.m., the Ministry added. (IANS)

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