Russia: US, UK trying to distort Black Sea situation

Friday, 25. June 2021 09:37

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov accused on Friday the United States and the United Kingdom of trying to distort the situation concerning HMS Defender's recent actions in the Black Sea.

He went on to remark Washington and London are seeking to "provoke a conflict" with their actions. Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated the West is using the situation to portray Moscow as threatening and unpredictable.

Earlier this week, Russia said its army fired warning shots at the UK's HMS Defender on the grounds the ship crossed its border in the Black Sea. Britain denied such an event happened and claimed the vessel was sailing through international waters.

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