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Ukraine news – live: Russia ‘has proof’ of UK involvement in Black Sea drone strike

UK brushes off allegations as ‘invented story’

Arpan Rai,Maryam Zakir-Hussain
Friday 04 November 2022 16:55 GMT
Russian conscripts protest over pay at military base in Ulyanovsk

Moscow has claimed it will publish proof that British specialist troops were involved in a drone attack over the weekend on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

It comes as the Ministry of Defence dismissed Russia’s allegation as an “invented story” which says “more about arguments going on inside the Russian government than it does about the West”.

Andrei Kelin, the Russian ambassador to the UK, said it will publish its evidence “pretty soon”, adding that the UK is in “too deep” with its Ukrainian involvement.

He told Sky News: “We perfectly know about participation of British specialists in training, preparation and execution of plans against the Russian infrastructure and the Russian fleet in the Black Sea. We know that it has been done,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Ukrainian official has suggested that Russia’s decision to withdraw troops from the west bank of the Dnipro river in Kherson could be a trap as Moscow prepares the settlements for street battles.


Moscow warns Britain is ‘too deep’ into Ukraine conflict

Russia has warned Britian of risking a “dangerous” escalation in the ongoing Ukraine war as it accused Britain of being drawn “too deep” into the conflict.

Andrei Kelin, the Russian ambassador to the UK, claimed British “specialists” had been involved in an audacious drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea fleet at the weekend in which three warships were reportedly damaged, including the flagship HMS Makarov.

After Britain’s ambassador to Moscow Deborah Bronnert was earlier summoned to the Russian foreign ministry in connection with the claims, Mr Kelin said the Kremlin would publish its proof “pretty soon”.

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Russia warns Britain is ‘too deep’ into Ukraine conflict

Russian ambassador to UK claims British ‘specialists’ involved in attack on Russia’s Black Sea fleet

Arpan Rai4 November 2022 04:11

Good morning, welcome to our coverage of the Ukraine war on Friday, 4 November.

Arpan Rai4 November 2022 03:30

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