On the Move: Russian Aircraft Carrier Sails into England

Screenshot 2014-05-09 at 9.55.46 AMA Russian aircraft carrier task group has sailed into the English Channel under escort by a Royal Navy warship.

HMS Dragon met the Russian warships in the south western approaches to the Channel on Wednesday and is shadowing them as they are expected to head into the North Sea and back to Russia.

The heavy carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is accompanied by the nuclear-powered Kirov class cruiser Peter the Great and several support ships after a five-month mission to the Mediterranean.

Naval sources said it was not unusual for Russian warships to pass through the channel and the Kuznetsov was also escorted past British waters on its way out in December when it passed Scotland heading south.

This article continues at telegraph.co.uk

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