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Excerpted From The Sun: A FLEET of Russian nuclear ships have been spotted steaming out of base – and it is heading for Britain.
Vladimir Putin‘s policy of gunboat diplomacy continued as a giant aircraft carrier and nuclear submarine were among eight vessels snapped sailing south past Norway yesterday.
The fearsome fleet is headed for Russia’s Mediterranean base in Tartus, Syria.
But first, the ships are set to pass through the English Channel in the latest act of sabre-rattling from Moscow.
Royal Navy warships are being readied to intercept the fleet which could pass within miles of the British coast.
Russia’s flagship aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was amongst the ships to depart from the Arctic port of Severomorsk on Saturday.
The 55,000-tonne colossus is travelling with the Pyotr Veliky battlecruiser, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov destroyer and large anti-submarine ships. Keep reading