A fleet of Russian warships has entered the English Channel off the Kent coast this morning.
The Royal Navy is keeping a watchful eye on Russia's Northern Fleet as it passes through the Channel en route to Syria.
The Naval destroyers are following the flotilla, including an aircraft carrier, which is passing the coast of Thanet, Dover and Folkestone.
The ships are still within international waters.
Defence Secretary and Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon said: "When these ships near our waters we will man-mark them every step of the way.
"We will be watching as part of our steadfast commitment to keep Britain safe."
Around 80 people have gathered at Dungeness Point - usually a popular birdwatching spot - on Romney Marsh today watching the aircraft carrier sail along the Shepway coast.
Even Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins has been watching the flotilla pass his constituency.
Russia has about 10 ships off Syria, which have been involved in bombing the Syrian city of Aleppo.
The Navy is also monitoring two other Russian boats which are travelling towards the UK from the direction of Portugal.