By Andrew Osborn and Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military mocked Britain's new aircraft carrier on Thursday, saying the HMS Queen Elizabeth presented "a large convenient target" and would be wise to keep its distance from Moscow's warships. The giant vessel, Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, embarked on its maiden voyage on Monday, prompting British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon to say he thought the Russians would look at it "with a little bit of envy.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday said the British government was staging a show by escorting a Russian aircraft carrier through the English Channel designed to distract attention away from the shortcomings of the British navy.
Russia dismissed jokes by U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and called the new HMS Queen Elizabeth "a large, convenient naval target."
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defense ministry snapped back on Thursday over comments by British Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon who mocked Moscow's aircraft-carrying cruiser and said the Russians would look with envy on Britain's...