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Russia has released a video showing a coast guard vessel warning the HMS Defender that it was violating the border and firing warning shots at the British warship, challenging London’s assertions about Wednesday’s encounter.
The short clip released on Thursday by the Federal Security Service (FSB) shows the confrontation between a patrol ship and the ironically named Royal Navy destroyer that sailed past Cape Fiolent, near the Crimean city of Sevastopol on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, London officially declared that ‘no warning shots have been fired at HMS Defender,’ and the ship was simply ‘conducting innocent passage through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law.’
The supposedly ‘innocent passage’ was ‘a deliberate move to make a point to Russia,’ according to Jonathan Beale, a BBC military correspondent who was aboard the destroyer.
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