Last week saw a provocative move against Russia by a British warship in the Black Sea.
The documents include this map which shows two potential routes that the HMS Defender could have taken to sail from Odessa in the Ukraine to Batumi in Georgia.
The British government ordered the ship to take the aggressive route through territorial waters of Crimea which the Russian government had announced to be off limits. Those three designated off-limits zones are marked on the British map!
Taking that route was patently illegal under international law. The map thus proves that the move of the HMS Defender was an intended provocation, not an ‘innocent passage’ as the British government had originally claimed.Continue reading