The Russian Navy intercepted the HMS Defender in the Black Sea this morning.
The Black Sea Fleet in tandem with the Russian FSB Border Service stopped the destroyer according to the Russian defence ministry. The UK vessel is alleged to have crossed the Northwestern part of the Black Sea at 11.52am local time today.
After being warned verbally to change its course, two shots were fired by Russian vessels.
These shots were reportedly ignored forcing Vladimir Putin’s Su-24M aircraft to perform a preventative bombing run.