Russian ships ‘high activity’ in the channel

British Royal Navy's HMS Tyne shadows the Russian corvette Steregushchiy (photo REUTERS)

Sky News Breaking informed its audience that Royal Navy ships have been shadowing seven Russian warships following “unusually high levels of activity” in the Channel and North Sea.

The news was first announced in a Royal Navy tweet today as if it was fresh, but Haynes then tweeted to say that actually the “shadowing” ended a week ago.  

Seven Russian Navy ships were traveling through the Straits of Dover, the narrowest part of the Channel within the territorial waters of Britain and France. The Royal Navy ships were shadowing the Russian ships during the voyage in the Straits of Dover.

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