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UK Christmas threat from Russian Navy

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HMS St Albans and Admiral Gorshkov
HMS St Albans and Admiral Gorshkov

A British Navy warship was called into action on Christmas day to escort a Russian vessel which was near UK waters in the North Sea.

The HMS St Albans - a so called high-readiness unit - was sent to patrol the area after the Admiral Gorshkov came close to entering UK territory.

Britain has previously reported Russia poses a threat to underwater internet cables.

In an interview, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned of Russia expanding it's naval operation saying;

"Russia's submarine activity is now at its highest level since the Cold War."

Britain has been working in partnership with NATO aircraft to monitor any threat in the North Atlantic.