Royal Marines Deployed on ‘High-Risk Covert Operations’ in Ukraine
It is the first time the military has admitted that British forces have also taken part in special operations while in Ukraine…
Lieutenant General Robert Magowan has revealed that the Royal Marines took part in “discreet operations” in Kyiv earlier this year
The Royal Marines have taken part in covert operations in Ukraine, a senior general has admitted for the first time.
Lieutenant General Robert Magowan said that the commandos supported “discreet operations” in a “hugely sensitive environment”. He said that their missions carried “a high level of political and military risk”.
Magowan is the former commandant general of the Royal Marines, having joined the Royal Navy’s elite unit in 1989.
Writing in the Globe and Laurel, the official publication of the Royal Marines, he described how 350 marines from 45 Commando were sent to escort diplomats from the British embassy at the beginning of the year when it became clear that Russian troops were massing for an invasion.
The commandos returned to Kyiv in April.