Navy fires back at Moscow’s claims that it chased HMS Dragon out of Russian waters An RAF Lynx helicopter fires defensive flares over HMS Dragon. Russia accused the ship of ignoring warnings not to enter its waters More The Royal Navy was on Thursday forced to deny Russian claims that a British destroyer had been chased out of Crimean waters. It comes after General Vladimir Kulishov, the deputy director of Russia’s Federal Security Service, claimed that HMS Dragon, a Type 45 destroyer, flouted international maritime laws after it sailed into its territorial waters in October.