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Russia Warns West 'We Can Bomb' After Black Sea Spat With U.K Warship
BY BRENDAN COLE ON 6/24/21 AT 7:12 AM EDT

Russia has warned that it could resort to bombing if its borders are not respected, as a dispute grows between Moscow and London over a Royal Navy destroyer in the Black Sea.

The comments by deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov came after the U.K dismissed Russia's claims that it had fired warning shots and dropped bombs in the path of HMS Defender as it sailed past Crimea to Georgia.

Moscow's Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that the British vessel had entered Russian waters within two miles of Cape Fiolent, on the Crimean coast.

The ministry said a border patrol ship had fired warning shots and an Su-24M aircraft had dropped warning bombs along the path of the vessel.

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An eyewitness account by a BBC journalist on board Defender said the vessel had been harassed by Russia's military and buzzed by planes.

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HMS Defender, seen on the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2019. The Royal Navy vessel is at the center of a spat between Russia and the U.K.JEFF J MITCHELL/GETTY
On Thursday, Ryabkov warned against "provocative steps" that countries might carry out "under the slogan of freedom of navigation," which he said were "violating the state border of the Russian Federation."

"The security of our country comes before everything," Ryabkov added in comments reported by Russian news agencies. "We can appeal to common sense, demand international law be respected and, if this does not help, we can bomb."

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"Those who try to test our strength are taking great risks. I invite the Royal Navy to consider renaming this ship from Defender to Aggressor," he added.

On Wednesday, the U.K. Defense Ministry rejected Moscow's claims, insisting that no warning shots had been fired and saying in a statement: "We also do not recognise the claim that bombs were dropped in her path."

It said the Russians were carrying out "a gunnery exercise" near HMS Defender and had "provided the maritime community with prior-warning of their activity."

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"The Royal Navy ship was conducting innocent passage through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law," it added in a statement shared with Newsweek.


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Moscow seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and the waters are not recognized internationally as Russian.

The U.K. environment secretary, George Eustice, said the journey on this route would be undertaken again because the British government does not accept the annexation of Crimea, Sky News reported.

Adding to the rancor between London and Moscow was the announcement by Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova that the British ambassador to Moscow was being summoned to the ministry.

She had earlier written on her Telegram channel: "Who is lying? The British Department of Defense? The British journalist from the BBC? Or the British Embassy in Moscow?

"There is an answer. This time, it's the the British Department of Defense and the British Embassy."

The spat comes amid increasing tensions between Russia and NATO, with Moscow expressing concern at the alliance Sea Breeze military drills starting next week in the Black Sea.

Newsweek has contacted the British and Russian defense ministries for further comment.
and again, i find myself agreeing completely with the Russians.

NATO, after the fall of the USSR, has pushed VERY far into the region that was formerly the USSR.
we made overtures to lure the countries in this region into NATO and the EU.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the north near St Petersburg (one of the largest Russian cities),
and while Belarus made a clear choice to stay aligned with the Russians,
the west-Ukranians were eager to join NATO,
but the east-Ukranians clearly wanted to stay aligned with the Russians.

Plus, the Russians have a vital naval base in Crimea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sevastopol_Naval_Base), which they need a landroute to.
So they rightfully re-claimed the lands that they needed to keep their naval base up and running.

NATO has to stop poking the sleeping bear with these freedom of navigation / intelligence-gathering missions into their adversaries' land. And yes, the same goes for China, or you end up justifying the Chinese and Russians spying on, and militarily buzzing of NATO!
Not doing so would increase animosity towards NATO in far too many countries and in the hearts and minds of far too many people.


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Russia says 'London has lost its manners' as UK plays down Crimean naval confrontation
A UK government minister said Thursday that Britain was prepared to sail naval vessels through disputed waters near Crimea again, a day after a confrontation between a British warship and Russian forces in the Black Sea.

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to the UK leaders : *you* wouldn't accept Russian vessels near the English or Scottish or Irish coasts either.
so please stop degrading the world-wide respect for NATO.
 

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calling the Russian Navy a Russian Navy is a oxymoron

because the Russian Navy is absolutely pathetic

1940s warships trying to show the Royal Navy ? even if Russia said a apple is a apple I would get a second opinion from a biologist

These authoritarian regimes make fake stories for domestic consumption only

The Type 45 is the Worlds Most advanced DDG and nothing can come close let alone touch it
 

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calling the Russian Navy a Russian Navy is a oxymoron

because the Russian Navy is absolutely pathetic

1940s warships trying to show the Royal Navy ? even if Russia said a apple is a apple I would get a second opinion from a biologist

These authoritarian regimes make fake stories for domestic consumption only

The Type 45 is the Worlds Most advanced DDG and nothing can come close let alone touch it
And a single missile can neutralise it. This is Russian backyard
 

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calling the Russian Navy a Russian Navy is a oxymoron

because the Russian Navy is absolutely pathetic

1940s warships trying to show the Royal Navy ? even if Russia said a apple is a apple I would get a second opinion from a biologist

These authoritarian regimes make fake stories for domestic consumption only

The Type 45 is the Worlds Most advanced DDG and nothing can come close let alone touch it
Um?


 

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These western war mongers poking both Russia and china. Soon Russia and China might start doing freedom of navigation ops in Europe and America.
 

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fake news

calling the Russian Navy a Russian Navy is a oxymoron

because the Russian Navy is absolutely pathetic

1940s warships trying to show the Royal Navy ? even if Russia said a apple is a apple I would get a second opinion from a biologist

These authoritarian regimes make fake stories for domestic consumption only

The Type 45 is the Worlds Most advanced DDG and nothing can come close let alone touch it
Why do you always compare the UK to Russia and China? You are making a fool of yourself. "1940s warships trying to show the Royal Navy". Do you think the UK can face a nation with a fully modernized military, well armed and highly trained forces with severe mountain and urban insurgency warfare experience that can post up to 3M soldiers in a full call to duty in all 3 military branches.

Mate both China and Russia are leagues above the UK. Forget invading Russia or China, the UK cant even invade Algeria. If it tried to invade Algeria. It would fail miserably. Remember that Algeria only has 1/5 of Russia's military might. No imagine trying to "beef" with Russia?

The truth is that the UK simply USA's little lap dog that jumps to cause trouble when USA says jump.
 

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Russia warns it will bomb British vessels next time after firing warning shots | TheHill - The Hill

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this thing got serious.. personally, i can understand it. i hope the UK leaders can too.

Impossible to imagine British destroyer’s actions weren’t agreed with US - Zakharova
On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the Russian Black Sea Fleet together with the Federal Security Service Border Control prevented the UK’s HMS Defender destroyer from violating Russian borders near Cape Fiolent in Crimea

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Boris Johnson defends war ship against Russian claims
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended the nation's Royal Navy Ship saying it was legally sailing in Ukrainian waters after Russia fired several shots and bombs towards the vessel. The UK government says there were no warning shots for the HMS Defender in the Black Sea after Russia admitted they fired on the ship twice and warned crew verbally. “We don’t recognise the Russian annexation of Crimea, it was illegal, these are Ukrainian waters and it was entirely right to use them to go from A to B,” Mr Johnson said. The Russian Foreign Ministry has declared the British defied international law and has demanded authorities to investigative the crews actions.

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this is just plain stupid, Johnson!
 

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and again, i find myself agreeing completely with the Russians.

NATO, after the fall of the USSR, has pushed VERY far into the region that was formerly the USSR.
we made overtures to lure the countries in this region into NATO and the EU.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the north near St Petersburg (one of the largest Russian cities),
and while Belarus made a clear choice to stay aligned with the Russians,
the west-Ukranians were eager to join NATO,
but the east-Ukranians clearly wanted to stay aligned with the Russians.

Plus, the Russians have a vital naval base in Crimea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sevastopol_Naval_Base), which they need a landroute to.
So they rightfully re-claimed the lands that they needed to keep their naval base up and running.

NATO has to stop poking the sleeping bear with these freedom of navigation / intelligence-gathering missions into their adversaries' land. And yes, the same goes for China, or you end up justifying the Chinese and Russians spying on, and militarily buzzing of NATO!
Not doing so would increase animosity towards NATO in far too many countries and in the hearts and minds of far too many people.


This message will also be sent to various government political parties, intel organisations, and mass media news companies (world-wide).
Something I would agree on.
Nato does trigger some shyt all the time.

Not necessary.
 

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