Russia fires warning shots at British ship in Black Sea
23 Jun 2021
This photo shows the Russian warships during a drill. File photo
A Russian border patrol ship and Su-24 bomber has fired warning shots at a British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea after it violated the country's territorial waters, the Russian defence ministry said in a statement to news agencies on Wednesday.
The HMS Defender "was given a preliminary warning that weapons would be used if the state borders of the Russian Federation were violated. It did not react to the warning," the ministry said, adding that the ship left Russian waters after the shots were fired.