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HMS Kent shadows Russian submarine in North Sea


A Royal Navy warship is shadowing a Russian submarine sailing towards the English Channel.

On Sunday the frigate HMS Kent located the Kilo class submarine Stary Oskol in the North Sea, and shadowed it as it sailed south past the eastern coast of the UK.

The boat is moving south towards the Dover Straits, sailing on the surface, which is not uncommon for that type of vessel.

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."

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