a large ship in the water: The HMS St Albans at sea. Britain has announced plans to open new bases in the South China Sea and Caribbean - Royal Navy© Provided by Local News RSS EN-GB The HMS St Albans at sea. Britain has announced plans to open new bases in the South China Sea and Caribbean – Royal NavyMoscow on Friday condemned British plans for military bases in South East Asia and the Caribbean, and warned of retaliation if Russian interests or those of its allies were threatened.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told The Telegraph in an interview before the New Year that the UK would ramp up its military presence abroad after Brexit and open two new bases. Whitehall is reportedly considering building the bases in Singapore or Brunei in the South China Sea and in Montserrat or Guyana in the Caribbean.On Friday, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists that Mr Williamson’s remarks were “destabilising” and would lead to the “further militarisation of British politics”.