A Russian warship fired warning shots on Wednesday to force a British destroyer out of Russian waters near Crimea in the Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
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The ministry said the Russian warship fired warning shots after the British guided-missile destroyer Defender ignored an advisory against intrusion into Russian territorial waters. He said a Russian Su-24 bomber also dropped bombs in front of the British ship to persuade it to change course.
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Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, a move that has gone unrecognized by most countries around the world. Russia has often been irritated by visits by NATO warships to the Black Sea, calling them destabilizing, even though NATO members Turkey, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria are all on the fence. the black Sea.
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