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Think hard before you test us again: Russia on UK naval provocation

Russia’s second most important security official strongly warns the UK against testing Moscow again by risking another naval provocation such as the one that was staged by a British warship near Crimea last month.

"Similar actions will be thwarted with the harshest methods in future by Russia regardless of the violator's state allegiance,” Mikhail Popov, deputy secretary of Russia's state Security Council, said on Wednesday.

“We suggest our opponents think hard about whether it's worth organizing such provocations given the capabilities of Russia's armed forces," he added in remarks to Russia’s Rossiiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.

The incident saw British warship HMS Defender entering the waters off Crimea, a former Ukrainian peninsula that has joined Russia in a referendum. The trespassing prompted warning shots by a Russian coastguard vessel, and had Moscow summon the British ambassador for an explanation.

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