The Sunday Occasions newspaper reported that British warships would go away for the Black Sea in Might amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
The newspaper reported that the aim of the deployment is to indicate solidarity with the NATO allies of Ukraine and Britain.
Reportedly, a Kind 45 destroyer and anti-submarine Kind 23 frigate, outfitted with anti-aircraft missiles, would go away the Royal Navy’s provider activity group within the Mediterranean and sail from the Bosphorus within the Black Sea.
The report states that RAF F-35B Lightning Stealth jets and Merlin submarine-hunting helicopters will stand prepared on HMS Queen Elizabeth, the provider’s group provider, to help warships within the Black Sea.
Tensions between Moscow and Kiev are rising amid skirmishes between the army and pro-Russian separatists within the border and jap Ukraine.
Officers from the UK Ministry of Protection weren’t instantly obtainable for remark.
A ministry spokesman advised the newspaper that the UK authorities was working carefully with Ukraine to observe the scenario and continued to name Russia to de-escalate.
“Britain and our worldwide companions are unwavering in our help for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the newspaper quoted the spokesperson as saying.