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Russian Destroyer in sights of UK Navy

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By Atack Patrick
Russian Destroyer in sights of UK Navy

<p>The Royal Navy is again tracking a Russian vessel through British waters. </p> <p>The Vice Admiral Kulakov, a Destroyer (not to be mistaken for the <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/10/21/russia-warships-pass-through-english-channel-under-uk-navys-watchful-eye">Admiral Kuznetsov</a>), is returning to her Russian base after a mission in the Mediterranean. </p> <p>The <span class="caps">HMS</span> Sutherland, a frigate, is keeping a watchful eye as the Kulakov traverses the English Channel.</p> <p>She has been patrolling British waters from her base in Plymouth, on the south coast of England <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/05/royal-navy-ship-monitors-russian-destroyer-british-waters">since the summer.</a> </p> <p>Commader Trish Kohn of <span class="caps">HMS</span> Sutherland said the movement of Russian ships through UK waters is “not unusual, but the Royal Navy is ready at all times to protect UK territorial waters”.</p> <p>Despite this, the movement of Russian ships through European waters has been making headlines of late, as Russian ships move to the Mediterranean in what is <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/convoy-of-russian-warships-on-route-past-british-isles">reportedly</a> the biggest Russian naval deployment since the Cold War, to <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/11/10/russian-warships-ward-off-a-dutch-submarine">support Russian military action in Syria.</a> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">HMS</span> Sutherland monitoring the Russian ship, the Vice Admiral Kulakov, as she transits through UK territorial waters <a href="https://t.co/ukJY7xXE9d">https://t.co/ukJY7xXE9d</a> <a href="https://t.co/q1Bi5jkKWf">pic.twitter.com/q1Bi5jkKWf</a></p>— Royal Navy (@RoyalNavy) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalNavy/status/805854430243487745">December 5, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>(Photo credit: Royal Navy)</p>