By Chioma Iruke
Russian patrol ship and fighter jets have fired warning shots towards a British Destroyer in the Black Sea.
Reports in Moscow quoted the defense ministry to have said that HMS Defender entered Russian territorial waters near Crimea.
Russia said the incident happened near Cape Fiolent in the south of Crimea and claimed the British vessel subsequently changed course.
A patrol ship fired twice and the Su24-M jet dropped four bombs in its path, the Russian reports say.
The British embassy’s defence attaché has been summoned to the Russian defense ministry, Interfax news agency reported.
HMS Defender is a Type 45 destroyer that is part of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group. It is carrying out missions in the Black Sea, according to the Royal Navy’s website.
Meanwhile, the UK’s Ministry of Defense has not yet commented on the situation.