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6/23, 1:21 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia fires warning shots at UK destroyer in Black Sea

Russia's Defense Ministry said on Wednesday one of the ships from its Black Sea Fleet fired several warning shots at British Type 45 destroyer in the Black Sea after it crossed Russia's sea border.

Two minutes following the shots, Russia's Su-24 attack aircraft conducted warning bombing by dropping four missiles in the direction of the British destroyer. Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry summoned the British defense attache in Moscow over the incident.

On the other hand, the British Defense Ministry argued that no warning shots were fired at its HMS Defender, but that "the Russians were undertaking a gunnery exercise in the Black Sea and provided the maritime community with prior-warning of their activity."

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