OREANDA-NEWS. Senator Alexei Pushkov commented on the UK's decision to send warships to the Black Sea "in solidarity" with Ukraine.

The fact that London will send a destroyer and an anti-submarine frigate to the region in May was previously reported by the Times, citing sources in the Royal Navy.

As Senator Pushkov noted in his Telegram channel, in a poll conducted by the British tabloid Daily Express, 73% of the nearly 5,000 surveyed readers of the publication opposed any action by London against Moscow.

He wrote that "most Britons remember that previous military interventions cost the country a lot of lives and money. Therefore, Prime Minister Boris Johnson would better save on sending two warships to the Black Sea" in support of Ukraine. "

According to Pushkov, this "business is useless, since two ships will not solve anything. Without this unnecessary demonstration of British post-imperial complexes, you can do without."

Previously, the United States planned to send its ships to the Black Sea. Destroyers Roosevelt and Donald Cook were to be there from April 14-15 until May 4-5. On Thursday, it became known that the Turkish authorities received a notification about the cancellation of the passage of American ships. As the newspaper Politico reported, the Pentagon took this decision in view of fears of an escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly stated that Moscow is moving troops within its territory and at its own discretion. According to him, this does not threaten anyone and should not worry other countries.