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UK sends warships to shadow Russian flotilla

UK sends warships to shadow Russian flotillaTwo British warships have been deployed to escort a Russian aircraft carrier and other Russian naval ships heading towards the UK with final destination in Syria, BBC.

The carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is the only carrier in the Russian navy and its task force is sailing south from the Norwegian Sea on its way to Syria.

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the ships would be "man-marked" every step of the way.

"We will be watching as part of our steadfast commitment to keep Britain safe," he said.

The route of the Russian flotilla remains unclear - whether it will pass the British Isles via the English Channel or west of Ireland.
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