Ukraine War: Russia investigates reports of SAS ‘sabotage’ in western Lviv region | world news

Russia’s top investigative body is investigating whether the SAS is “organizing sabotage” in Ukraine.

The Investigative Committee – Moscow’s top federal investigative authority – said it would act on a report by Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

RIA quoted a Russian security source as saying that around 20 SAS personnel had been deployed in the western Lviv region near the border with Poland.

The investigative committee said it would investigate whether – according to the report – the SAS had been sent to “help Ukrainian special services organize sabotage on the territory of Ukraine”.

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In the bunkers under the recalcitrant neighborhood

Other key developments:

• Boris Johnson talks to President Zelensky about ‘new phase’ of military aid, including heavy weapons
• British intelligence suggests Russia hasn’t made any major gains in the past 24 hours
• Attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol fails
• Satellite images appear to reveal a mass grave outside Mariupol

A week before the start of the Russian invasion, the British government said it had withdrawn all its troops except those needed to protect its ambassador.

Kyiv embassy temporarily closed will reopen next weekannounced Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Information about the SAS – the Special Air Service – is often highly classified. Its operations include direct action and covert reconnaissance.

A Ministry of Defense spokesman said: ‘We do not comment on special forces.

A defense source said: “We do not comment on stories about special forces, especially those that are released by Russian news agencies, because inaccurate speculation can put people’s lives at risk, that’s why we neither confirm nor deny the information.”

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Several airstrikes reported in Odessa

Missile strikes in Odessa

At least five people were killed, including a three-month-old baby, following missile strikes in the southwestern port city on Saturday afternoon, Ukrainian officials said.

Another 18 people were injured, they added.

Missiles reportedly hit a military installation and two residential buildings in the city.

Russian forces fired at least six cruise missiles, but most were shot down by Ukrainian forces, officials said.

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