Three British ex-special forces soldiers were killed in a Russian airstrike which involved 30 cruise missiles on a military base in Yavoriv in Western Ukraine.
An urgent investigation has been launched by the British Foreign Office of the Russian airstrike on the NATO training base near to the Polish border on Sunday.
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The Standard reported that the Foreign Office launched the investigation on Monday evening and they are working with Ukrainian officials to establish the facts.
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that no serving British personnel were killed in the Russian airstrike.
A source told the Mirror that the three men were not part of a foreign fighters unit that was being trained at the base in Western Ukraine.
The source said, “There were many more killed within the site than has been claimed and bodies are still being found.
“I do not believe the three British ex-military personnel would have known anything about it, fortunately.
“This is extremely sensitive as there are believed to be no serving British military personnel inside Ukraine as politically that would be extremely controversial.”
The Russian Defence Ministry said that they had killed 180 “foreign mercenaries” in the airstrike.