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Vladimir Putin's 7,000mph nuke-carrying warship has entered the North Sea, with Royal Navy officials tracking the movements of the Russian vessel.
Russia's guided missile frigate, under the command of Admiral Kasatonov, is currently being tracked and monitored by HMS Portland, who have revealed despot Putin's sub is nearing the UK.
Entering into the international waters of the North Sea puts the vessel, named Admiral Gorshkov, closer to the UK, Norway and Belgium, as the vessel finds itself accompanied by the tanker Kama, The Mirror reported.
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With the two vessels entering international waters, a British boat, Portland, has embarked and is following the Russian duo, tracking and reporting its movements.
Both Portland and the specialist Merlin attack helicopter also deployed were equipped with sensors, torpedoes and cutting-edge sonar that can be used during specialist operations.
Portland's Commanding Officer Commander Ed Moss-Ward said: "Escorting warships in UK territorial waters and the adjacent sea areas is routine activity for the Royal Navy.
"By maintaining a visible and persistent presence, the Royal Navy ensures compliance with maritime law and deters malign activity to protect our nation’s interests.
"Escorting the Russian task group alongside forces from our NATO allies has demonstrated the UK’s commitment to the alliance and to maintaining maritime security."
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The HMS Portland, one of the vessels currently tracking the Gorshkov-classification warship under which was deployed on Saturday from Plymouth.
It comes as Daily Star reported a "provocative" sea trial would be administered by Russian forces who began a long voyage, equipped with "hypersonic missiles".
While the objective of the state-of-the-art warship has not been made public, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that the provocative sea trial would cross the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
It would also stop off at the Mediterranean Sea, with "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov" helming the sea-faring endeavour.
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