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EXCLUSIVE: Royal Navy Escorts Another Russian Warship Through Channel

The Royal Navy has escorted another Russian warship through the English Channel, Forces News has learned...

The Royal Navy has escorted another Russian warship through the English Channel, Forces News has learned.

HMS Severn Russian Warship Escort

HMS Severn was taken away from her fishery protection duties to track the ship as she approached.

Forces News' Rebecca Ricks was given exclusive access to the Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel as she shadowed the Korolev.

HMS Severn Russian Warship Escort

The large landing ship, which is capable of carrying 24 armoured fighting vehicles and 170 troops, has been on deployment in the eastern Mediterranean and is now believed to be sailing back towards Russia.

HMS Severn Russian Warship Escort

It's the second escort task of a Russian warship for the Royal Navy this month alone.

Eight days ago HMS Sutherland tracked two corvettes, a tanker and a tug through the Channel.

It comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and NATO.

HMS Severn Russian Warship Escort

Earlier this month Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault accused Russia and Iran of covering up details of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.