According to Interfax on Wednesday, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian warships opened fire on the British Royal Navy’s “Guardian” destroyer after it entered the Black Sea, and a Russian fighter-bomber was still on its route. Drop a bomb as a warning.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the British destroyer “Guardian” entered the waters of Cape Fiorente for 3 kilometers and left Russian waters shortly after the Russian side issued a warning. “This destroyer was warned if it crossed the Russian Federation. At the border, Russia will use weapons. It did not respond to this warning.”
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that a Su-24M fighter-bomber dropped 4 bombs in the direction of the British destroyer as a warning.
Interfax news agency reported that the military attache of the British Embassy in Russia has been summoned by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The “Guardian” destroyer belongs to the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer and is part of the British aircraft carrier strike group. According to the Royal Navy website, it is on mission in the Black Sea.
According to the latest report from Agence France-Presse, the British side denied that its ship was warned by the Russian side. The Press Office of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom responded on Twitter: “We believe that Russia was conducting a shooting exercise in the Black Sea. The shooting was not directed at the destroyer “Guardian”, and we do not admit that any bombs were dropped on the “Guardian” sailing route. The British side added that the Royal Navy ship “was sailing in Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law.”