London sends >100 special forces to Ukraine, Ukraine sends forces to contact line
More than 100 of United Kingdom's special forces will be training Ukraine's counterparts soon.
Just a couple of days after 2,000 US troops land in Europe to "assist" Kyiv against Russia, London has also pitched in, sending more than 100 of its special forces advisors to the Ukrainian capital to train and aid the Ukrainian military.
“UK special forces have been deployed to the region to help and advise the Ukrainian military. They have a wide skill set which will no doubt be very useful to the Ukrainian forces,” a military source said, quoted by the Mirror, a British newspaper.
British troops from the Special Air Service, the Special Boat Service, the Special Reconnaissance Regiment, and the Special Forces Support, which are no longer engaged in Afghanistan, are expected to teach counter-insurgency tactics, sniping and sabotage to the Ukrainian special forces, according to the military source.
Ukrainian vehicles on the line of contact
Armored Ukrainian vehicles belonging to the security forces were spotted near the line of contact in Muratove, a village controlled by Kyiv, in Donbas, according to the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic's (LPR) forces.
"Two armored scout cars BRDM-2 and one infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2 [of the Ukrainian forces] were detected near the locality of Muratove," an official of the people’s militia said.
Yesterday, Saturday, the militia reported that Ukrainian forces deployed armored vehicles near Klinovoe, which is also not far from the line of contact.
Pushed what they described as a Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border - which, by the way, are stationed hundreds of kilometers away from the border - the US, UK, and NATO powers have been increasing military maneuvers and weaponry packages to Ukraine and other regional allies, preparing for a pending 'confrontation.'
Russia has repeatedly denied any intention to invade Ukraine while pointing to NATO's military activity as a threat to Russian national security.