Red alert in the English Channel: Royal Navy's HMS St Albans keeps close eye on Russian warship as it passes close to UK coastline

Mail Online | 4/21/2018 | Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline
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A Russian warship passed close to the UK coastline today as it was closely watched by HMS St Albans.

The 423 ft (129m) frigate Yaroslav Mudry made it through the English coastline and Dover Strait.

Move - Series - Tests - Vladimir - Putin

The Russian move is the latest in a series of sabre-rattling tests of the British military by Vladimir Putin's navy and air force.

It comes as relations between the UK and Russia are at their frostiest since the Cold War, thanks to UK involvement in airstrikes in Russian ally Syria and the controversy over the nerve agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

HMS - St - Albans - Machine - Guns

The HMS St Albans is armed with machine guns, Harpoon and Seawolf missiles, a Merlin helicopter from Culdrose-based 829 Naval Air Squadron and state-of-the-art radar.

It was previously called out in December to intercept the Admiral Gorshkov when it came close to UK territories.

Type-23 - Frigate - Portsmouth - Week - Close

The Type-23 frigate is based in Portsmouth and has been having been activated earlier this week and keeping a close eye on the Russian warship.

It is the Royal Navy's very high...
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