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Senior British military are sounding the alarm about the unprecedented activity of Russians at sea. Nothing like this has happened since the Cold War. The commander of the British told about the Russians on water and under water fleet Admiral Sir Philip Jones.


Cold and active


The most important British "sea lord" told the press that the royal fleet was faced with the activity of the Russian forces, unprecedented since the days of the Cold War. As a result, the UK fleet was faced with the “most serious problem” in the last 25 years and more.

Admiral Sir Philip Jones complained that Russian submarines and warships are extremely active. That activity, which now comes from Vladimir Putin, was not really observed since the end of the cold war, the newspaper notes "The Telegraph".

The message of the head of the Royal Navy came at the very moment when British warships were again forced to become puzzled by the "escort" of the Russian "Admiral Kuznetsov" in the UK area when he returned from Syria.

As reported by the publication of "sea sources", in fact, London is worried not because of "Kuznetsova", but because of the submarine fleet. Surface fleet inspires them much less anxiety. Another thing is the “sharp increase” in Russian underwater activity in the waters north of Scotland. This is what the British really care about.

"British frigates and submarines, supported by NATO allies, are playing an ever more intense game of" cat-and-mouse ", trying to detect and track Russian ships," the newspaper writes.

Analysts fear that Russia's "underwater activity jump" rises to a level not seen from the 1980s. This activity is also accompanied by espionage efforts on British ships that are part of nuclear deterrent forces based in Faslane.

Sir Phillip pointed out in his New Year’s epistle to the navy that in Northern Europe and the Baltic states “the highest level of Russian naval activity in the period after the end of the cold war” was recorded.

His statements lead us to recall the comments made last year by the commander of the US Navy in Europe, noting that NATO was on the verge of a new "battle for the Atlantic." Now, more advanced Russian submarines stand against NATO forces.

Dr. Andrew Foxall, director of the Center for Russian Studies in the Henry Jackson Society (Henry Jackson Society), believes that the waters separating Greenland, Iceland and the UK, which were once the "key battlefield of the cold war," again became the center " secret confrontation.

The expert is worried not so much by the increase in the number of submarine missions, as by the attempt of the Russians to “gather information”. In his opinion, Russia is increasing its presence in the North Atlantic at the same time as other states are curtailed.

Meanwhile, Sir Philip admitted that the Royal Navy is full of problems with a reduced budget, staff hunger and technology. We are talking about the real “black hole” (black hole): the British Navy lacks 500 million pounds. Moreover, the commanders were ordered to find an opportunity to save even more. There are difficulties with the power plants for destroyers Type 45: in the process of repair required, it turned out that their reliability is a big question.

Currently, the frigate and the destroyer of the British fleet are in a state of readiness. Their task is to accompany the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov when it passes by the UK. This will happen in the coming weeks.

Military expert Anatoly Tsyganok told portal Utro.ruthat domestic submarines in recent years really go to sea much more often than before.

“By the number of ships, Russia is five times behind NATO. And by the number of submarines - only two. Over the past three years, sea trips have increased three times. Under Serdyukov, when he was Minister of Defense, the boats went out only once a year, now they are constantly, ”the expert told the publication.

Roma believes that Russia is now restoring a “balance”: “In the 90s, we believed the West that NATO would not invade from the north. But the alliance began expanding not only to the east, but also to the Baltic countries and Scandinavia. Gradually, to the displeasure of the West, Russia began to restore balance. ”

Recall, the squadron of the Russian Navy, led by aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, launched the 6 in January from the coast of Syria in the Eastern Mediterranean to the port of Severomorsk on the banks of the Barents Sea in the Murmansk region. This was reported by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Army General Valery Gerasimov. As notes IA "REGNUM"Gerasimov thanked the personnel of the aircraft carrier for the successful implementation of the tasks.

Last October, we add, the passage of Russian ships off the British coast led by the Admiral Kuznetsov caused quite a stir in London. The press has raised a wave of speculation on the topic of the new cold war: others have added that the Russians will almost land on the shore. In any case news about Kuznetsov, it has become “top-end”: it was discussed by major media, television and bloggers.

The ships of the British Navy, including the destroyers Type 45 "Duncan" and "Dragon", as well as the frigate "Richmond", were engaged in "escorting" the Russian aircraft-carrying squadron. Journalists meanwhile scribbled articles about “as many as TEN heavily armed Russian ships” will do something a few miles from the British coast. True, the valiant English military leaders reassured the people, saying that they would not give the Russians "any chance."

Apparently, having heard these terrible statements, the Russians decided not to storm Buckingham Palace.

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  1. alekc73
    alekc73 18 January 2017 15: 25
    +5
    The admiral wants more money for his navy. That’s the reason the Russians are at sea.
    1. Titsen
      Titsen 18 January 2017 22: 41
      0
      Quote: alekc73
      wants more money


      Again the sofa-Serdyukov remembered!
  2. One of you
    One of you 18 January 2017 15: 27
    +3
    Author's quote - "... In October last year, we add, the passage of Russian ships off the coast of Great Britain, led by" Admiral Kuznetsov "caused considerable commotion in London. A wave of speculations about a new Cold War arose in the press: others added the Russians will almost land on the shore ... "
    ------------------------------

    Life without fear is a luxury that is accessible to few and the powers that be use this skillfully.
  3. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 18 January 2017 15: 34
    +5
    Meanwhile, Sir Philip admitted that the Royal Navy is full of problems with a reduced budget, staffing shortages and equipment. We are talking about the real "black hole" (black hole): the British Navy is missing 500 million pounds.

    Well, this was what we had to start with. Any howls about the Russian threat are just a prelude to the traditional budget sharing.
    During the Cold War, reports and reports on the Soviet armed forces, submitted to politicians before the approval of the budgets of NATO countries, could be easily read in the program Vremya "or" Serve the Soviet Union ". The power of the native army is expanding and growing smile
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 18 January 2017 17: 04
      +2
      Quote: Alexey RA
      Meanwhile, Sir Philip admitted that the Royal Navy is full of problems with a reduced budget, staffing shortages and equipment. We are talking about the real "black hole" (black hole): the British Navy is missing 500 million pounds.

      Well, this was what we had to start with. Any howls about the Russian threat are just a prelude to the traditional budget sharing.
      smile

      Budget budget, but tremble ------ RUSSIAN GO!
    2. Cat
      Cat 19 January 2017 18: 54
      0
      Well, this was what we had to start with. Any howls about the Russian threat are just a prelude to the traditional budget sharing.

      Wife of the first lord, on boots, children on buns? Will there be enough 500 lyam?
  4. PSih2097
    PSih2097 18 January 2017 16: 00
    +2
    with the aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov

    Heavy Aviation Carrier Cruiser project 1143.5, TAVKR ... The British during the break even in Wiki climb ...
    1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 18 January 2017 17: 04
      +8
      Come on :))) We also write "the destroyer" Daring "" or there is simply "Daring", and not "His Majesty's ship" Daring "" :)))
  5. izya top
    izya top 18 January 2017 16: 09
    +2
    The commander of the British fleet, Admiral Sir Philip Jones, spoke about the Russians on and under water.
    so go out the window and calm down request
  6. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 18 January 2017 16: 11
    +1
    There are also difficulties with the power plants for Type 45 destroyers: in the process of the required repair, it turned out that their reliability is a big question.
    Currently, the frigate and destroyer of the British Navy are in a state of readiness. Their task is to accompany the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, when he passes by the UK.


    For the sake of escorting the Kuznetsov once, you don't have to worry about the engines - throw the end to the shore, and a brigade of barge haulers will drag the destroyers along the canal, and it is not necessary for more.
  7. Maz
    Maz 18 January 2017 16: 19
    +2
    Whether there will still be, let the lord of the flies grind off at his officers
  8. hagrid
    hagrid 18 January 2017 16: 19
    +1
    they haven’t guessed yet that during the passage we will mine the entire channel laughing
  9. Evdokim
    Evdokim 18 January 2017 17: 17
    +1
    [quote] [/ quote] We are talking about the real "black hole" (black hole): the British Navy is short of 500 million pounds.
  10. antivirus
    antivirus 18 January 2017 18: 38
    0
    against the NATO forces are more advanced Russian submarines.
    And missiles in the Novosibirsk arm can get the Island?
  11. internal enemy
    internal enemy 18 January 2017 19: 39
    +1
    But objectively, the British have a more modern ocean fleet than the Russians, even with such a hole in the budget.
  12. Berkut752
    Berkut752 18 January 2017 20: 06
    +1
    So this is why the climate in Europe has changed, it was not the Gulf Stream that slowed down the current, but the Russian submarines, the number of which increased and with their propellers the boats obstruct the Gulf Stream. Another insidious Russian, it is urgent to increase the purchase of gas from Russia and build the Nord Stream-2.
  13. Spnsr
    Spnsr 18 January 2017 21: 46
    +2
    translation into Russian: “blah, blah, blah, blah, give dough!”
  14. lotar
    lotar 19 January 2017 07: 57
    0
    At the same time, there is an increase in NATO military equipment on our borders, information hysteria does not subside, our athletes will soon be ranked among underground saboteurs and scouts, and hackers will be blamed for all the other troubles of the West. our western "colleagues and friends".
  15. twincam
    twincam 20 January 2017 12: 27
    0
    GOOD news)))))
    Let them shit more often at the word Russia)))
  16. Berkut24
    Berkut24 20 January 2017 12: 34
    0
    Someone realized that he lives on an island.
  17. Slender Reed
    Slender Reed 22 January 2017 10: 21
    0
    Where did this glomerulum come from? To knock out a budget does not mean to cut it. Sometimes people just do their job.