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Secret documents on HMS Defender found at Kent bus stop

Source : 112 Ukraine

The documents, almost 50 pages in all, were found in a soggy heap behind a bus stop in Kent early on Tuesday morning
12:40, 27 June 2021

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Classified Ministry of Defence documents containing details about HMS Defender and the British military have been found at a bus stop in Kent. It was reported by BBC.

The documents, almost 50 pages in all, were found in a soggy heap behind a bus stop in Kent early on Tuesday morning.

One set of documents discusses the likely Russian reaction to the ship's passage through Ukrainian waters off the Crimea coast on Wednesday. Another details plans for a possible UK military presence in Afghanistan after the US-led Nato operation there ends.

Related: UK denies attack of HMS Defender near Crimean coast

A member of the public, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted the BBC when he realised the sensitive nature of the contents. The BBC believes the documents, which include emails and PowerPoint presentations, originated in the office of a senior official at the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The government said an investigation had been launched.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said an employee had reported the loss of sensitive defence papers, adding: "It would be inappropriate to comment further."

As we reported earlier, Russian naval aircraft opened fire on a British ship in the Black Sea

The Russian side claimed that HMS Defender entered Russia's territorial waters near cape Fiolent in the Black Sea. According to them, the incident took place at 11.52 a.m. Wednesday. The British crew was warned about the weapon use in case of the border violation, but they did not respond.

Related: Incident in Black Sea: HMS Defender captain claims Russian Navy vessel fired warning shots

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