Russia investigates media report on presence of British SAS special forces in Ukraine

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Russia’s top state investigative body said on Saturday it was looking into a Russian media report alleging that sabotage experts from Britain’s SAS special forces have been deployed to western Ukraine.

The Special Air Service is an elite military force trained to conduct special operations, surveillance and counter-terrorism. Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency on Saturday quoted a Russian security source as saying about 20 SAS members had been sent to the Lviv region.

In a statement, the Investigative Committee said it would follow up the report that they had been sent in “to assist the Ukrainian special services in organizing sabotage on the territory of Ukraine”.

The British Ministry of Defence had no immediate comment on the Russian investigation in response to a Reuters request.

Britain said it sent military trainers to Ukraine earlier this year to instruct local forces in using anti-tank weapons but the British government said on Feb. 17 – a week before Russia’s invasion – that it had pulled out all troops except those needed to protect its ambassador.

It was not clear what steps the Investigative Committee planned to take in response to any SAS involvement in Ukraine. But the fact of the investigation into the possible presence of forces from a NATO country is significant, given that Russia has issued warnings to the West not to get in the way of its “special military operation” in Ukraine.

https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-investigates-media-report-presence-british-sas-special-forces-ukraine-2022-04-23/

4 comments

  1. “In a statement, the Investigative Committee said it would follow up the report that they had been sent in “to assist the Ukrainian special services in organizing sabotage on the territory of Ukraine”.”

    Maybe this is why the rapists are losing so many generals. They should be thanking themselves that it’s only 20 SAS and not a few battalions exterminating the rapists.

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  2. We should be telling the putinazis not to get in the way of our “special military operation on the territory of Ukraine.”
    Unlike the putinazi vermin, our presence is legal and invited. Or would be if we were there, which we aren’t.
    Or not.

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  3. Mafia land’s options to do something about the SAS or the UK is less than limited. I’m sure that neither the SAS, nor the UK, are in the least alarmed by this silly investigation.

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