According to the British edition The News, for only one operation to escort the ships of the Russian Navy fleet up to 1,4 million pounds (over 100 million rubles) were spent from the defense budget of Britain. This amount, according to the journalists of the publication, includes funds spent on fuel for the British ships Duncan (destroyer) and Richmond (frigate), as well as on monetary allowance of personnel. At the same time, it is stated that information about the costs of the operation was requested from the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom on the basis of the law on free access to information.
At the same time, there are no data on the expenditures of the British submarine fleet (for obvious reasons), which was also involved in “escorting” the Russian aircraft carrier group, which was held in neutral waters - near the area of responsibility of the naval forces of Albion.
By the way, it should be noted that we are talking about the estimated costs of the British treasury for escorting Russian warships so far only “in one direction”. Therefore, spending the British, apparently, will have to multiply by two.