Russian Ministry of Defense commented on the incident with the British destroyer HMS Defender

The Russian Defense Ministry reported an incident with a British warship off the southwestern coast of Crimea. The destroyer Defender violated the border during the day on June 23rd, and invaded three kilometers into Russian territorial waters. It happened not far from Cape Fiolent.

Russians had to drive out the uninvited guests, demonstrating their own strength and determination. At the same time, the actions of British sailors in the Russian Ministry of Defense were regarded as a gross violation of maritime law, and the Foreign Ministry called it a provocation.