The UK's Royal Navy is sending warships to intercept a Russian aircraft carrier as it is expected to arrive in British waters en route to the coast of Syria, a report says.
Russia plans to deploy its warship, Admiral Kuznetsov, along with several other military vessels, including a nuclear-powered cruiser, off the coast of Syria, where they are expected to take up position for almost half a year, The Telegraph reported.
There it could use its jets and helicopters to carry out airstrikes against militants in Syria.
The heavily armed aircraft carrier is expected to arrive in British waters as early as next week, according to the report.
Meanwhile, the UK and its NATO allies are preparing a major operation to track Russian warship and its vessels in an operation down through the North Atlantic to the Bay of Biscay and then into the Mediterranean, wrote The Telegraph.