Russia Accuses British Navy

160719-N-ZZ999-112.PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2016) USS Coronado (LCS 4), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. Twenty-six nations, 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Bryce Hadley/Released)

Russia accuses the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy of blowing up the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea on September 26. The Russian Defence Ministry says the Navy was also behind recent attacks on Russian Navy facilities in Crimea. The British government denies both accusations.

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