A Russian spy ship that can allegedly cut undersea cables was today spotted in the English Channel.
Vladimir Putin’s Yantar was caught loitering between the coast of Devon and France and appears to be heading north.
Defence analyst H I Sutton said: “Controversial Russian ‘research vessel’ Yantar has entered the English Channel heading northbound.
“It is currently south of the Lizard.
“The ship has turned on its AIS (automated Information System) so it is currently visible on AIS aggregators.”
Yantar was last month seen off the Irish coastline in what was being viewed as a push from Putin to scare the West.
It zig-zagged through seas north of Mayo and Donegal over at least one commercial sub-sea cable.
It then moved to the west of Killybegs fishing harbour before scuttling off into the Atlantic.
Ireland’s Defence Force and NATO were said to be on alert and monitoring the situation.
Putin’s fleet of submarines dedicated to tampering with vital undersea internet cables