Michael Fallon

Russia angered as Britain's navy keeps eye on 'ship of shame'

Fallon's remarks were made Wednesday as UK warships and warplanes tracked Russia's only aircraft carrier through the English Channel.

The carrier and its escort, the guided missile cruiser Petr Velikiy, are on their way back to Russia after participating in airstrikes in Syria. They left the Mediterranean Sea earlier this month.

VIDEO: UK Defence Min visits military training base

Michael Fallon observed British instructors training Ukrainian military specialists and pledged the UK's continued support for Ukraine.

About 300 instructors, including trainers in the fields of military operation, intelligence, logistics and medical aid, shared experiences with Ukrainian army officers and troops.

The training is expected to continue until March 2016.