UK Warships Will Set Sail For The Black Sea Within Weeks

According to a report, British warships will sail for the Black Sea in May amid mounting tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

A news outlet reported, citing senior naval sources that the deployment is aimed at showing solidarity with Ukraine and Britain’s NATO allies.

According to the report, the One Type 45 destroyer outfitted with anti-aircraft missiles and an anti-submarine Type 23 frigate will leave the Royal Navy’s carrier task group in the Mediterranean and travel through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea.

The report added that the RAF F-35B Lightning stealth jets and Merlin submarine-hunting helicopters will stand ready on the task group’s flagship, the carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, to support the warships in the Black Sea.

While the Ministry of Defence insists the pre-planned deployment is routine, it comes at a time of heightened concerns of conflict between Russia and Ukraine which has seen a build-up of Russian troops along the border and clashes in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian separatists.

Last week, Vladimir Putin heightened fears of a possible Russian attack by ordering the blockade of the strategically important Kerch Strait.

Russian warships moved into a place to control the strait on Friday, cutting off sea access to Ukraine’s southeastern coastline and eastern Crimea.

The Kremlin confirmed all foreign and Ukrainian military vessels will be forbidden to travel from the Black Sea into the Sea of Azov for the next six months, although commercial vessels won’t be affected.

The blockade was announced a day after President Joe Biden cancelled plans to send two American destroyers to the Black Sea for fear of escalating tensions.

UK defence chiefs confirmed six Roy Air Force Typhoon super jets will travel to eastern Europe as part of another pre-planned mission.

The Typhoons will be supported by troops from the RAF’s No 1 Expeditionary Logistics Squadron and No 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron – they’re deploying from bases in the United Kingdom this week and will patrol the skies around the Black Sea.

A ministry spokesperson told a news outlet that the UK government was working closely with Ukraine to monitor the situation and continued to call on Russia to de-escalate.

The newspaper cited the spokesperson as saying that the United Kingdom and our international allies were steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Here we go again – we just don’t seem to be able to keep our beaks out of the war trough, and it’s not our fight.

Published by Angela Lloyd

My vision on life is pretty broad, therefore I like to address specific subjects that intrigue me. Therefore I really appreciate the world of politics, though I have no actual views on who I will vote for, that I will not tell you, so please do not ask! I am like an observation station when it comes to writing, and I simply take the news and make it my own. I have no expectations, I simply love to write, and I know this seems really odd, but I don't get paid for it, I really like what I do and since I am never under any pressure, I constantly find that I write much better, rather than being blanketed under masses of paperwork and articles that I am on a deadline to complete. The chances are, that whilst all other journalists are out there, ripping their hair out, attempting to get their articles completed, I'm simply rambling along at my convenience creating my perfect piece. I guess it must look pretty unpleasant to some of you that I work for nothing, perhaps even brutal. Perhaps I have an obvious disregard for authority, I have no idea, but I would sooner be working for myself, than under somebody else, excuse the pun! Small I maybe, but substantial I will become, eventually. My desk is the most chaotic mess, though surprisingly I know where everything is, and I think that I would be quite unsuited for a desk job. My views on matters vary and I am extremely open-minded to the stuff that I write about, but what I write about is the truth and getting it out there, because the people must be acquainted. Though I am quite entertained by what goes on in the world. My spotlight is mostly to do with politics, though I do write other material as well, but it's essentially politics that I am involved in, and I tend to concentrate my attention on that, however, information is essential. If you have information the possibilities are endless because you are only limited by your own imagination...

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