ALERT -- Russian nuclear warships steam towards English Channel as Royal Navy scrambles
A FLEET of Russian nuclear ships have been spotted steaming out of base – and they are 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.
Moscow's media poured scorn on the British fleet in response to the threat today.
Defence expert for Russian news agency RIA Alexander Khrolenko derided "what little remains of the Royal Navy".