Russia missile strike on the Yavoriv military base
Three British ex-special forces troops were reportedly killed today in missile strikes at the Ukrainian military base in Yavoriv near the Polish border.
The men were reportedly not part of a foreign fighters unit that was being trained at the base. The base regularly hosts NATO instructors, soldiers, and drills.
At least 35 were killed in the missile attack.
What were they doing there?
Fears that three British ex-special forces troops have been killed by a Russian attack in Ukraine are being investigated.
UK authorities are investigating after dozens were killed in a missile strike close to the Ukrainian border with Nato member Poland on Sunday, amid unconfirmed reports that three Britons were among the casualties.
There has been no official confirmation of their deaths.
More than 30 missiles targeted a training facility in Yavoriv, less than 15 miles from the Polish border, according to the governor of Ukraine’s western Lviv region. More than 130 people were injured.
However, a source told the Daily Mirror that there were “many more killed within the site than has been claimed” and that the three men who reportedly died had not been part of a foreign fighters unit that was being trained at the International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security.
The UK Ministry of Defence said it could only comment on cases involving military personnel.