Russia is investigating whether Britain’s Special Forces Special Air Force (SAS) took part in the war in Ukraine. The country’s highest investigative body, the Investigative Committee, released the information on Saturday.
Al-Jazeera reported that the investigating agency said it had learned through media reports that SAS troops had been deployed in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reports. According to the report, citing Russian security forces, 20 SAS members were sent to the region in Ukraine. They went to Lviv to conduct special operations, monitor and prevent attacks.
In a statement, the Investigative Committee said in a statement that it would act on “media reports” about “British troops being sent to assist Ukraine’s special forces in sabotage.”
However, the UK Ministry of Defense has not yet commented on Russia’s claim.
Earlier this year, the United Kingdom sent military trainers to Ukraine. They were sent to train in anti-tank weapons. However, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the British government announced on 18 February that it had withdrawn its military trainers.