Russia spreads fake that UK will send troops to Ukraine, control operations in Crimea
Russian propaganda media are spreading fake news that the UK plans to deploy NATO troops to Ukraine to control military operations
This was reported by the Centre for Strategic Communications.
Russia claims that London will be directly involved in planning operations in the Black Sea and Crimea and will control them directly from Ukraine.
The Center for National Resistance, together with journalists from the StopFake project, refutes this fake and states that UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said that in the long term, British instructors will train Ukrainian military personnel on the territory of Ukraine. This is not about conducting combat operations.
Such exercises are already being conducted in the territories of allied countries, but Shapps suggested that in the future the programme could be moved to the western regions of Ukraine and considers it possible to open branches of British defence companies directly in Ukraine.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak clarified that no British instructors will be sent to Ukraine in the near future, and that Britain is not going to send its army to participate in the war with Russia.
UK intelligence suggests that Russia intends to lay sea mines on the approaches to Ukrainian ports.