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 UK to deploy its warship in the Black Sea first time since Cold War. PHOTOS+VIDEO

HMS Diamond, a Type 45 destroyer with anti-aircraft rockets is part of the biggest British military build-up on Russia’s borders for decades.

As reported by Censor.NET citing The DailyMail, Britain is sending one of its most advanced warships to the Black Sea - the first time the Royal Navy has deployed there on an operational mission since the Cold War.

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In a dramatic show of strength by Theresa May, HMS Diamond, a Type 45 destroyer equipped with the latest anti-aircraft rockets, will set sail for Ukraine carrying up to 60 Special Boat Service and Royal Marine commandos.

The move is part of the biggest British military build-up on Russia's borders for decades, and comes after British PM told U.S. politicians that Britain and America should stand up to President Vladimir Putin.



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HMS Diamond will lead a NATO task force and help protect British instructors involved in teaching infantry skills to thousands of Ukrainian troops.

The high-tech warship, which was launched in 2007 and entered service three years later, will carry Sea Viper missiles.

Travelling at nearly 3,000mph, the radar-guided warheads have a range of up to 70 miles (about 112 kilometers) and can destroy enemy jets and drones.
 
 
 
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