Royal Navy Shadows Project 1155 Vitse-Admiral Kulakov in English Channel

June 21, 2020 – Royal Navy warship HMS Westminster shadowed a Russian destroyer through the English Channel.

Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster, along with patrol ship HMS Tyne, monitored the passage of the Russian warship Vitse-Admiral Kulakov as it passed south through the English Channel.

Commander Will Paston, the Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster, said: “The Royal Navy routinely monitors the passage of warships through the UK’s area of interest as part of its ongoing mission to support the defense of the UK.

“The Vice Admiral Kulakov (SIC) conducted itself in a safe and professional manner throughout its transit.”

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