Russia’s top investigative agencies are investigating whether SAS is “organizing sabotage” in Ukraine.
The investigative commission, Moscow’s leading federal investigative body, said it would follow up on reports from Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.
The RIA quoted Russian security sources that about 20 members of SAS were deployed in western Lviv near the Polish border.
The investigative commission said it would investigate whether SAS was dispatched to “support Ukrainian special services in organizing sabotage activities on Ukrainian territory,” according to the report.
Given that Moscow has warned the West not to interfere with what is called a “special military operation” in Ukraine, the possibility of the presence of British special forces from NATO is important.
Other important developments:
• President Zelensky says he will meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tomorrow
• Boris Johnson talks to Zelensky about the “new stage” of military aid, including heavy weapons
• British intelligence suggests that Russia has not made significant profits in the last 24 hours
• Attempts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol fail
• Satellite images appear to show mass graves outside Mariupol
A week before Russia’s invasion began, the British government said it had withdrawn all troops from Ukraine, except for those needed to protect the ambassador.
British personnel were training local troops to use anti-tank weapons.
Temporarily closed Kyiv embassy Will resume next weekPrime Minister Boris Johnson announced.
Information about SAS (Special Air Service) is often highly categorized. Its operations include direct action and secret reconnaissance.
A Pentagon spokesman said, “I will not comment on special forces.”
Defense sources also denied confirming the report, saying, “I will not comment on special forces, especially those being pushed out by Russian news agencies. Inaccurate speculation can endanger people’s lives. If not. “”
Zelensky not afraid to meet Putin
At a press conference in Kieu, Volodymyr Zelensky said he “has no right to be afraid” to meet the Russian president.
He spoke at a subway station and had to stop at some point to allow the train to pass.
The war can only be stopped by those who started it, he told reporters.
He wants to end the conflict, “healthy people will choose diplomatic rather than military.”
He is not afraid of his life, but his family is worried, he added.
Missile attack on Odesa
At least five people, including a three-month-old baby, died after a missile was launched in the southwestern harbor on Saturday afternoon, Ukrainian officials said.
They added that 18 more were injured.
The missile is said to have attacked the city’s military installations and two homes.
Russian troops launched at least six cruise missiles, most of which were shot down by Ukrainian troops, officials said.
The Russian Defense Ministry said it used high-precision missiles to destroy a large logistics terminal.
The number of weapons supplied from the United States and European countries was stored.