UK NEWS; A RUSSIAN warship was shadowed by the UK Royal Navy through the English Channel earlier today, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. Her Majesty Argyll monitoring the Russian warship. HMS Argyll deployed a Lynx helicopter and used sensors to locate and monitor the Russian frigate Yaroslav Mudryy as it passed within 20 miles of the Kent coast. It is understood that the Russian warship was accompanied by her tanker the Kola while en route to the North Sea from the Mediterranean.
The Yaroslav Mudryy is due to arrive in its home port of Baltiysk, Russia, next weekend following a 25,000-mile tour in which it visited Spain, Malta, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Cyprus and Syria over the course of six months. It is not known how long the ship was tracked for today, but it is understood that the Royal Navy took over from French surveillance.
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