Britain to dispatch 2 warships to Black Sea in May

TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) – Two British warships will peel off in May from the Royal Navy’s carrier task group in the Mediterranean and sail through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea.

Two British warships will sail for the Black Sea in May.

According to The Sunday Times, a source in the Royal Navy termed the move as a showing of solidarity to Ukraine amid tensions with Russia. 

According to the newspaper, one Type 45 destroyer armed with anti-aircraft missiles and an anti-submarine Type 23 frigate will peel off from the Royal Navy’s carrier task group in the Mediterranean and sail through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea.

It is reported that the decision was made in order to support Ukraine after the US canceled its plans of sending two destroyers to the Black Sea in order to avoid further escalation in the region and tensions with Russia. It is noted that in case of a threat on the part of Russia, the UK is ready to send other military equipment to the region.

Recently, Western countries repeatedly voiced concerns over statements by the Ukrainian military on increased Russian military presence near the Ukrainian borders. Earlier, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that the movements of Russian troops on the territory of the Russian Federation should not concern other states since they do not represent a threat.

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