Britain To Deploy 2 Warships To Black Sea As “Solidarity” With Ukraine

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Headline News | 2 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

    Turkey’s NTV channel is confirming a Sunday Times report that said the UK is preparing to sail two warships into the Black Sea via the Bosporus starting next month amid continued fears that a major confrontation between Russia and Ukraine could break out.

    “Putting the ships off the coast of Ukraine is intended to show solidarity with Kiev and Nato allies in the region after President Biden decided to cancel the deployment of two American warships to the Black Sea last week for fear of escalating the crisis over the massing of Russian troops,” The Sunday Times wrote.

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    Biden had canceled the US warship deployment after a phone call with Russia’s Putin, wherein the US president also expressed willingness for a face-to-face summit at some point in the summer – an overture that angered hawks, given it put the White House in a “weak” position due to no conditions being agreed to ahead of such a high-level bilateral summit

    According to further details in The Sunday Times:

    One Type 45 destroyer armed with anti-aircraft missiles and an anti-submarine Type 23 frigate will peel off from the Royal Navy’s carrier task group in the Mediterranean and head through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea, according to senior naval sources.

    RAF F-35B Lightning stealth jets and Merlin submarine-hunting helicopters are to stand ready on the task group’s flag ship, the carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, to support the warships in the Black Sea should they be threatened by Russian warships, submarines or aircraft. HMS Queen Elizabeth has to stay in the Mediterranean because an international treaty prohibits aircraft carriers from entering the Black Sea.

    The Montreux Agreement of 1936 dictates that foreign powers passing through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles straits must notify Turkey two weeks ahead of time before their passage.

    Interestingly, the Royal Navy had plans for near-future Black Sea missions prior to current tensions and Russia’s troop build-up in Crimea and near the Ukrainian border. But this new deployment is now being recast as “solidarity” toward Ukraine. The announcement further came days after Russia closed the Kerch Strait to all foreign military vessels, essentially cutting off the Ukrainian Navy’s access to the Black Sea.

    Britain’s Ministry of Defence was cited as saying for example: “The UK and our international allies are unwavering in our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are working closely with Ukraine to monitor the current situation and continue to call on Russia to de-escalate.”

    “Our armed forces continue to support Ukraine through our training mission Operation Orbital, which has trained over 20,000 members of the armed forces of Ukraine, and the UK-led Maritime Training Initiative,” it added.


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      1. The Biblical symbols of 10 horns on 7 heads have been interpreted as the Club of Rome’s 10 bio-regions on 7 continents.

        A little horn is supposed to usurp and displace the first 3.

        Numbers 1,2,3 would be North America, the West EU, and Island of Japan, if taken literally.

        Some whorish and decadent merchant nation, military hammer over all the Earth and epicenter of apostasy (sex, drugs, rock & roll)… whichever nation that is… is predicted to be hated, consumed and burned with fire within a single hour, by the red beast of burden which once carried her — our ostensible labor colonies of the East Bloc.

        Popular charismatic voices of the late 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, saying that America is Mystery Babylon, believed that vengeance is ultimately God’s. So, he would turn away the final waves of invaders with Earth changes.

        “Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.”
        — from Jer 51

      2. I guess Britain has to make a show of it while they still can. They are well on their way to becoming something like a third-world entity. The traditional British are voluntarily committing national, cultural, and genetic suicide. In less than two generations their will be no more Britain as we know it.
        Britian does possess nukes, but it’s conventional forces, even bolstered with modern technology, is tiny. In 40 years, it probably won’t even be that, basically little more than a home guard. We in the US aren’t far behind them.

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