Top diplomat Andrei Kelin said in an interview with Sky’s Mark Austin that he had given the British ambassador “information” showing that UK special forces were involved in a Ukrainian drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea fleet in Crimea.
When asked to back up Russia’s assertions, Mr. Kelin responded, “We precisely know about the participation of British specialists in [the] training, preparation, and implementation of violence against the Russian infrastructure and the Russian people. When pressed to provide evidence regarding Moscow’s claim that the attack on the Russian fleet in the Black Sea was carried out under the direction and leadership of British Navy specialists, Mr. Kelin stated that the evidence had been given to the British ambassador and that “it will become public pretty soon,” possibly today or tomorrow. We should avoid escalation. fleet in the Black Sea because we are aware that it has already been done. It is dangerous because it escalates the situation and could push us past the point of, should we say, no return.