Russian Embassy slams UK over warship visiting Black Sea

(VOVWORLD) - UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Friday that he had deployed HMS Echo, a Royal Navy ship, to the Black Sea in order to show Britain's "solidarity" with Ukraine in the wake of the Kerch Strait row. 

The frigate arrived in Odessa on 19 December after entering the Black Sea on 17 December. Williamson went on to say that the frigate was a message to President Vladimir Putin that Britain stands by Ukraine.

Russian embassy statement stated that having failed to effectively neutralize drones over Gatwick Airport, Williamson seems to be engaged in a more important matter – instigating Ukraine to new military provocations.