TERRIFYING NEWS Off The Coast Of NORTH KOREA…

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The British Royal Navy escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea near the U.K. waters amid the increasing tensions between the two countries, according to officials.

The HMS St Albans, with its 190 sailors aboard, escorted the Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov on Monday through what British officials called “areas of national interest” on Christmas Day, Fox News reported.

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A Royal Navy helicopter was used to track other Russian vessels in the area, according to reports.

Fox News has more:

The navy said there has been a recent surge in Russian vessels traveling near U.K. waters. Officials said that on Christmas Eve, a navy vessel was used to escort a Russian intelligence-gathering ship through the North Sea and the English Channel.

Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said Britain wouldn’t tolerate aggression.

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“Britain will never be intimidated when it comes to protecting our country, our people and our national interests,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

In recent years, there has also been an increase in Russian fighter planes testing NATO and British air defenses, leading to jets being scrambled to keep those fighters away.

“Royal Navy frigate spent Christmas Day escorting a Russian warship through the North Sea and areas of UK interest. Find out more:

Frigate HMS St Albans escorts Russian warship through North Sea

Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea and areas of UK interest on Christmas Day.

The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate was called upon to sail on 23 December and keep watch on the new Russian warship Admiral Gorshkov as it passed close to UK territorial waters.

HMS St Albans remained at sea on Christmas Day to monitor the Russian frigate, keeping track of its activity in areas of national interest. The Royal Navy frigate will return to Portsmouth today [Boxing Day] and remain ready for very short notice tasking over the holiday period.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “I will not hesitate in defending our waters or tolerate any form of aggression.

“Britain will never be intimidated when it comes to protecting our country, our people, and our national interests.”

The festive season has seen an upsurge in Russian units transiting UK waters. HMS Tyne was also called to escort a different vessel, a Russian intelligence-gathering ship, through the North Sea and the English Channel on Christmas Eve.

The incidents at sea follow a difficult visit to Moscow by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson right before Christmas. Johnson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov disagreed on several issues, reflecting increasing tensions between Britain and Russia.

According to Sky News, Johnson accused Russia of meddling in Britain’s internal affairs but said there were still areas in which the two countries could work together.

British officials warned this month that Russian ships might cut undersea internet cables in a bid to disrupt communications and commerce.

H/T FOX NEWS

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