This afternoon tensions rise to boiling point between the UK & Russia. In the English Channel HMS Northumberland was deployed to follow the Severomorsk. A Russian warship which features state of the art technology. Russia is also very keen to develop the latest defensive and offensive weapons with Mr Putin saying only Russia currently possesses hypersonic weapons at the moment. But he wants the country to improve its defence before these weapons, which can travel at five times the speed of sound fall into the hands of his enemies. During a meeting on the development of Russia’s defence sector, he said: “We know perfectly well that so far no one but us, Russia has such weapons.
The UK Navy ship which is currently escorting the Russian vessel is no easy target. The warship has a Merlin helicopter of Culdrose-based 814 Naval Air Squadron, state-of-the-art radar and the Royal Navy’s new Sea Ceptor missile system, making her a state-of-the-art vessel. This news comes after yesterday Vladimir Putin called for Moscow to develop its defence systems before other countries catch up.
Could this be Russias response to the Novichok murder on 4 March 2018 in Salisbury park? Who knows? Maybe the ship just got lost, all will be revealed in the next few hours as to what Mr Putin Really has up his sleeve.
Breaking News Today will keep you updated on any developments between the UK & Russian Naval forces in the channel.