Russian Ships Opened Warning Fire at the Course of a British Destroyer


The Black Sea Fleet, along with the Russian FSB’s Boundary Guard Service, successfully halted the British Navy warship Defender from crossing the Russian state border at Cape Fiolent. The Russian Defense Ministry informed reporters on Wednesday that the border patrol ship fired warning shots and the Su-24M aircraft dropped warning bombs.

According to the military department, at 11:52 on June 23, the British Navy destroyer URO Defender was operating in the northwestern portion of the Black Waters when it violated the Russian Federation’s state boundary and entered the territorial sea in the vicinity of Cape Fiolent for 3 kilometers.

The British destroyer was given a warning regarding the employment of weapons if the Russian state boundary was crossed, but it did not reply.

The border patrol ship fired warning fire at 12:06 and 12:08, according to the military department. The Su-24M aircraft dropped four OFAB-250 warning bombs along the route of the URO Defender warship at 12:19 p.m.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the destroyer URO Defender departed the Russian Federation’s territorial sea at 12:23 p.m., due to coordinated operations by the Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Service.