Russians Off Rye Again

Russian Navel Presence in Channel Again

Remember the picture of the Russian Navy sailing past Rye? It seems there were more Russian warships off our coast during the last few days.

The Russian Frigate  Yaroslav Mudry  was shadowed by the Royal Navy through the International waters, just outside British Territorial waters, at a time of diplomatic tensions between Moscow and London.

The Frigate was sighted by HMS Sutherland as she sailed into the English Channel and monitored as she proceeded through. The Russian Frigate utilises stealth technology equipment.

The Yaroslav Mudry was recently reportedoperating in the Mediterranean Sea

We reported the passing of the Russian Fleet through the Channel in October

Russian Naval Force Passes Close to Rye

Huy Garris sent in this picture of the Russian Navy vessels sailing past Rye on their way to Syria via the English Channel in October.

Large Russian Navel Vessels pass Rye - Picture by Huy Garris
Large Russian Navel Vessels pass Rye – Picture by Huy Garris

The Russian fleet, including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the nuclear-powered Pyotr Velikiy battle cruiser,  crossed the Bay of Biscay and enter the Mediterranean at Gibraltar.

It seems the warships assisted in the bombardment of Aleppo  although Russia has denied that this was part of their plan.

“Rye’s Own” Bulletin Saturday 17 December 2016


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