The Russian military said its navy fired warning shots at a British destroyer in the Black Sea followed by fighter jets dropping bombs in its path, which led to the United Kingdom quickly refuting the claim.
Russia said the H.H.S Defender entered its territorial waters near Crimea and retreated after the shots were fired. Britain denied shots were fired at their ship with its Defense saying that the Russians were merely conducting “gunnery” exercises in the Crimea region and the “maritime community” was given prior warning about the activity, and insisted that the ship was in Ukrainian waters. The destroyer was part of the strike group with the H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth, the carrier. (SEE: “RUSSIA PUTS PRESSURE ON UKRAINE.”)
“No shots were directed at H.M.S. Defender and we do not recognize the claim that bombs were dropped in her path,” the ministry said.
However, according to RT.com last Friday, the U.K. claim was an outright lie stating: “Russia releases VIDEO of British warship’s incursion into waters near Crimea, clearly contradicting London’s version of events.”
They posted a video of a Russian coast guard vessel warning the British warship that it was violating the border and fired warning shots at the U.K. ship.
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The Great Britain Lie
In fact, the proof of the U.K.’s intent to escalate tensions with Russia was confirmed when secret defense documents were found at a bus stop in England last week that outlined the Defender’s movements before the confrontation in the waters off Crimea.
According to BBC, the documents discovered in Kent “confirm that passage through the TSS was a calculated decision by the British government to make a show of support for Ukraine, despite the possible risks involved.”
Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said Britain should not “tempt fate” by taking any other provocative maneuvers and called the Defender a “juicy target for the Black Sea Fleet’s missile systems.”
TREND FORECAST: In 2019, the Royal United Services Institute determined that British forces would be “comprehensively outgunned” if it were to engage in a conflict with Russia in Eastern Europe. The study pointed out that the U.S. at the time spent more than double the rest of NATO combined on its defense.
The U.S. is the only thing stopping Russia from helping itself to the Baltic states, Keir Giles, associate fellow with Chatham House, said at the time.
We totally disagree. America has not won a war since World War II. And as we have detailed, its Russian ally was also responsible for defeating their common enemy, Germany in that war. However, although it ended just 75 year ago, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared last week that the U.S. has “no better friend in the world than Germany.”
And since the Cold War was launched following World War II, because of the size, strength, capability and nuclear arsenal of Russia, the United States has never confronted the nation militarily. Indeed, the 1962 Cuban missile crisis between Russia and the U.S. ended with both nations agreeing to dismantle nuclear weapon sites that threatened the superpowers in Cuba and Turkey respectively.
We note this to continue to illustrate that the United State will not confront Russia or China militarily, since it would result in a nuclear bloodbath that would essentially end life on earth.