WW3 RED ALERT: British Royal Navy set to intercept Russian warship in English Channel as it heads to Mediterranean
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, left the port of Severomorsk at 3:00pm Moscow time (12pm GMT) on Saturday for the eastern Mediterranean. The carrier will be escorted by the battle cruiser Peter the Great, the anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk, and five other vessels of Russia’s Northern fleet.
They will “ensure a naval presence in operationally significant areas of the world’s oceans,” according to an official press release.
On the way, the ships may pass through the English Channel, which has put the Royal Navy on alert.
“It’s not catching us by surprise, we are working up what to do and we are all over it. The most likely thing is that they will go through the North Sea, down the Dover Strait, and through the Channel,” a NATO naval source told the Telegraph.
The Kuznetsov may stop to carry out practice drills while in the North Sea, the source
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