SAS unit trains Ukrainians to destroy Russian tanks using NLAW ATWs
LONDON, ($1=0.77 British Pounds) — Soldiers from the Special Forces of the British Army [Special Air Service – SAS] have trained Ukrainian soldiers in the last two weeks, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing the British newspapers The Times and the Telegraph.
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According to the publications, the training of the Ukrainian soldiers was aimed at working with more than 800 anti-tank guided missiles NLAW delivered from London.
The news was confirmed to The Times by two British officers stationed in different battalions around the capital. Reports of the presence of British special forces in Ukraine came after Russian television announced that the supply of weapons to Ukraine and the training of its military could be accepted by Moscow as the cause of World War III.
The Times spoke with Ukrainian officers. Captain Yuri Mironenko and an officer of the Ukrainian special forces, nicknamed “Skiff”. Mironenko told the British newspaper that recruits were returning to the ranks of his military unit after training by British special forces. The training ended two weeks ago. It aimed to teach recruits how to work with NLAWs.
The other interviewee from the British newspaper – Skiff, also confirmed that he had been trained to work with NLAWs. According to him, if this training had not been carried out, Ukrainians would have continued to train using videos from YouTube. However, Skiff says the training is not complicated and actually took about five minutes.
“They were good guys, the British,” Skiff was quoted as saying. “They invited us to visit them when the war was over,” The Times wrote. Skiff added: “We had a good preparation. The British officers were here two weeks ago in our unit and trained us really well. And because we have had success, we now have confidence.”
The British Ministry of Defense declined to comment on reports of the involvement of British special forces in the training process of Ukrainian troops. The British Ministry of Defense has had a convention for many years, which forbids commenting on the activities of the country’s special forces.
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