HMS Argyll is monitoring Russian vessels passing through the English Channel. This is a routine activity for both navies.
Russian Frigate Admiral Gorshkov in addition to support vessels Nikolay Chiker, Elbrus and Kama are currently moving through the English Channel.
?? Frigate Admiral Gorshkov, support vessels Nikolay Chiker, Elbrus and Kama currently moving through the channel.
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The Royal Navy say:
“Trained and equipped for a wide range of missions in the vanguard of maritime operations, HMS Argyll is ready for any contingency that may occur.”
From the 23rd–25th of December 2017 Admiral Gorshkov conducted sea trials near UK waters in the North Sea where she was shadowed by HMS St Albans.
In 28 July 2018, the Admiral Gorshkov was officially accepted into the service with the Russian Navy, the day before its debut at the Main Naval Day parade in St. Petersburg.