A RUSSIAN coastguard boat barked “change your course or I’ll fire” at a massive Brit warship during a farcical face-off in the Black Sea.

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Comments by Jim Campbell

June 23, 2021

This is the type of idioiotic maneuver that could set the black sea ablaze.

HMS Defender was off Crimea in international waters when the 8,500-ton ship – armed to the teeth with hi-tech weapons systems – was confronted by the smaller vessel bellowing out its demands.

HMS Defender was reportedly sailing in the Black Sea when the Russia opened fire
HMS Defender was reportedly sailing in the Black Sea when the Russia opened fireCredit: PA

HMS Defender and HNLMS Evertsen and USS Laboon in operations in the Black Sea five days ago - with a Russian vessel visible on the horizon
HMS Defender and HNLMS Evertsen and USS Laboon in operations in the Black Seafive days ago – with a Russian vessel visible on the horizonCredit: HMS Defender

Russian TV released footage of the HMS Defender sailing off in Crimea
Russian TV released footage of the HMS Defender sailing off in CrimeaCredit: MoD Russia

Russian warplanes were them called up join in and buzzed the Type-45 destroyer with four bombs dropped onto its path.

The incident unfolded just a few minutes before noon when according to Putin’s defence ministry, the Royal Navy ship crossed Russia’s…

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