: Sky News: Russian submarine intercepted by Royal Navy warship

10:10 Jun. 8, 2016

Sky News: Russian submarine intercepted by Royal Navy warship

The Russian Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh returns to the Russian Northern Fleet base (Getty Images)

The incident between the British and Russian military follows several incursions by aircraft in skies around the UK

A Russian submarine - capable of carrying cruise missiles - has been intercepted by a Royal Navy warship in the North Sea.

The vessel was detected by NATO forces and is now being escorted by HMS Kent.

The Ministry of Defence said the Type 23 Duke class frigate will continue to shadow the Kilo-class submarine.

Read also Russian military plane intercepted over Baltics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: "This shows that the Navy is maintaining a vigilant watch in international and territorial waters to keep Britain safe and protect us from potential threats."   Full story

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