UK actions in Black Sea 'provocative and dangerous' - Russia

Thursday, 24. June 2021 16:01

Russia's Foreign Ministry labelled the actions of the United Kingdom's navy ships in the Black Sea as "dangerous and provocative" and stated that they have issued a "strong protest" to the UK's Ambassador to Russia.

In a statement published on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry stated that the Navy destroyer entered Russia's territorial seas, and stated that the country regarded the actions as a "gross non-compliance" with international law. Furthermore, the ministry also stated that the UK will bear the responsibility for any further such provocations and the consequences that may follow.

Yesterday, Russia fired warning shots on a UK destroyer in the Black Sea, and while the UK asserted the ship was sailing through international water, Russia condemned the action and summoned the UK's envoy demanding an explanation.

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