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British general acknowledges participation of UK marines in covert operations in Ukraine

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British general acknowledges participation of UK marines in covert operations in Ukraine

The British Marines participated in several covert military operations on the territory of Ukraine, carried out during the Special Military Operation of the Russian Army (SVO). This was stated by the former commander of the Marine Corps of the British Navy, Lieutenant General Robert Magowen.


Until today, it was believed that the British Marines participated only in the evacuation of the British Embassy in Kyiv, but the general refuted this opinion by writing an article for the specialized magazine of the Royal Marines Globe and Laurel. According to Magowen, who commanded the Marines until May 2022, the British commandos supported "stealth operations" in Ukraine that carried a high level of political and military risk.

According to the publication, for the first time the marines and commandos were involved in the evacuation of the British Embassy in Kyiv in January of this year, when it became clear that the “invasion” of the Russian army was inevitable. The operation involved 350 Marines and 45 commandos. In April, the British Marines returned to Kyiv, after which they were repeatedly involved in secret military operations, which, specifically, the general did not disclose.

(...) in April, they returned to the country to re-establish the diplomatic mission, ensuring the protection of critical personnel. In both phases, they supported other stealth operations in an extremely sensitive environment and with a high level of political and military risk.

- declared the general.

The British Ministry of Defense confirmed that the marines were in Ukraine to protect the diplomatic mission, but they denied participation in any operations, especially secret ones. According to an unnamed representative of the military department of the United Kingdom, the British military is not involved in the hostilities in Ukraine and they simply are not there.
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  1. Vladyka Ecumenical
    Vladyka Ecumenical 13 December 2022 19: 38
    +14
    Kill them with extreme cruelty, I think so.
    1. isv000
      isv000 13 December 2022 19: 48
      +10
      Quote: Vladyka Ecumenical
      Kill them with extreme cruelty, I think so.

      If there is a person, there is a problem; if there is no person, there is no problem. Same with the Brits...
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 13 December 2022 20: 10
        +8
        British general acknowledges participation of UK marines in covert operations in Ukraine

        Who would have thought? request what
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 13 December 2022 20: 14
      +1
      Quote: Vladyka Ecumenical
      Kill them with extreme cruelty, I think so.

      Yes. yes To smell our footcloths ... winked

      A white man was taken to Vasily Ivanovich's headquarters. They interrogated, tortured, they couldn't force him to speak. Petka asks: "Vasil Ivanovich, what should I do?" He replies: "Petka, did you give him my footcloths to sniff?" "No, Vasil Ivanovich, what kind of monsters are we, or what? No, of course."
    3. Yura
      Yura 13 December 2022 20: 42
      +2
      For a week, you can even feed herring with spicy salting to satiety, but do not give water.
  2. Michael
    Michael 13 December 2022 19: 46
    +6
    Their main mission in Ukraine is to escort the president.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 13 December 2022 20: 16
      +2
      Quote: Michael
      Their main mission in Ukraine is to escort the president.

      That's it. Guard against the local Nazis and make sure that he himself does not run away from the bunker ahead of time.
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 13 December 2022 20: 21
      +8
      Quote: Michael
      Their main mission in Ukraine is to escort the president.

      Zelensky has been under their escort for a long time.
  3. g_ae
    g_ae 13 December 2022 19: 46
    +12
    Is he talking about some kind of risk? I remember they were already catching mercenaries, they were going to judge! And how were the generals caught in Mariupol? AND? There is always a huge possibility of a goodwill gesture. If you do not slam by accident, there is nothing to be afraid of.
    1. isv000
      isv000 13 December 2022 19: 49
      +7
      Quote: g_ae
      Is he talking about some kind of risk? I remember they were already catching mercenaries, they were going to judge! And how were the generals caught in Mariupol? AND? There is always a huge possibility of a goodwill gesture. If you do not slam by accident, there is nothing to be afraid of.

      Here! Slap, and all is short-lived!
  4. Normann
    Normann 13 December 2022 19: 52
    +5
    In any conflict of this magnitude, there are a lot of interested parties, parties with very serious intelligence and high-class special forces units, they have always used and will continue to use them.
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 13 December 2022 20: 26
      +7
      Quote: Normann
      In any conflict of this magnitude, there are a lot of interested parties, parties with very serious intelligence and high-class special forces units, they have always used and will continue to use them.

      It seems that only Russian intelligence has no interest in Ukraine.
      1. novel66
        novel66 13 December 2022 21: 12
        +5
        Gena! hi
        And don't say, although there have been recent advances
  5. Boniface
    Boniface 13 December 2022 20: 09
    +1
    as "200's" ? laughing
    Or Pigs were taught to throw manure?
  6. Terenin
    Terenin 13 December 2022 20: 24
    +4
    In April, the British Marines returned to Kyiv, after which they were repeatedly involved in secret military operations, which, specifically, the general did not disclose.

    Maybe ... Naryshkina S. to them for an internship? bully
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    1. Clear
      Clear 13 December 2022 20: 54
      +7
      Quote: agoran
      And he laughed about the prisoners. As far as I understand, the Poles are not taken prisoner.

      Well, that's it, now the Abramovichs will be very upset crying
      1. The comment was deleted.
  8. Mikhail Maslov
    Mikhail Maslov 13 December 2022 20: 34
    +2
    Well, this is no longer news, only official confirmation. Back in early June, ours more than once recorded the "work" of the special forces and the Great Britain, more specifically, near Kharkov, in addition, these "guys" were also seen in Transnistria.
  9. Trofimov Andrey
    Trofimov Andrey 13 December 2022 20: 43
    +1
    What does "you haven't been active for a long time" mean?
  10. Fangaro
    Fangaro 13 December 2022 20: 46
    0
    According to the publication, for the first time the marines and commandos were involved in the evacuation of the British Embassy in Kyiv in January of this year, when it became clear that the “invasion” of the Russian army was inevitable.

    In January, London knew what Russia would do in the second half of February...
    Did the coffee grounds help? Or plans, and this is probably not just written on pieces of paper, did someone from the closest persons of the President accidentally say?
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 14 December 2022 02: 13
      0
      Quote from Fangaro
      In January, London knew what Russia would do in the second half of February...
      Did the coffee grounds help? Or plans, and this is probably not just written on pieces of paper, did someone from the closest persons of the President accidentally say?

      Or they were sure that everything would go according to their plan. hi
  11. tatarin1972
    tatarin1972 13 December 2022 21: 04
    +1
    Yes, who would doubt it, the "penguins" from the USMC and United States Navy SEALs were also there for sure. It’s bad that ours missed it, otherwise they would have put the Iskander or the Caliber in the PVD.
  12. Andrei Rimsky
    Andrei Rimsky 13 December 2022 21: 12
    0
    Can anyone explain why NATO warriors have such a passion for sunglasses, even tactical ones? In any photo and video they are wearing glasses.
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    2. Rustic
      Rustic 13 December 2022 22: 38
      0
      Someone explain
      The psychology of a scoundrel, and more Papuans are accustomed to driving through the deserts. In general, you see less, you sleep better.
    3. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 14 December 2022 00: 54
      +1
      Quote: Andrei Rimsky
      passion for sunglasses

      Why do you have such dark glasses?
      - And white girls become mulattos, mulattos become black women, and I don’t see black women at all! bully
  13. cniza
    cniza 13 December 2022 21: 38
    +4
    British Marines participated in several covert military operations in Ukraine


    We didn't doubt it and we won't forget it...
  14. Sotskiy
    Sotskiy 13 December 2022 23: 38
    0
    The British Marines participated in several covert military operations on the territory of Ukraine, carried out during the Special Military Operation of the Russian Army (SVO). This was stated by the former commander of the Marine Corps of the British Navy, Lieutenant General Robert Magowen.

    Can this be regarded as an official statement or the chatter of another "bearing blizzard"?
    If this is not a chatter, how are the "red lines" doing there? wink
  15. Keer
    Keer 14 December 2022 00: 21
    0
    Soon they will also participate in explicit ones. On the territory that is Russia, according to our Constitution. So far, for the authorities, the business of "self-friends" is more important than the losses of the Russian army.
  16. evgen1221
    evgen1221 14 December 2022 05: 13
    0
    They even boast that they organize and carry out the murders of politicians in Ukraine
  17. alexey_444
    alexey_444 14 December 2022 12: 00
    0
    Yes, we just lost the habit of peacekeeping 90 years, to fight with the West. In Ethiopia, Nicaragua, etc. everywhere there were the CIA and the British, respectively, and our KGB, the game also worked. That everyone is so outraged now, and when we shot down hundreds of American planes in Vietnam, no one was afraid of the third world war, I’m generally silent about Afghanistan, but the Olympics were blocked, but they received an Oscar, this is life, a normal confrontation.