British SAS troops have trained Ukrainian forces for the first time since the Russian offensive began, Ukrainian commanders told The Times on Friday.
Instructors from the UK were previously withdrawn from the country in February when NATO member states were expecting a Russian offensive.
The British now returned to teach locals how to use NLAWs, UK-supplied shoulder-fired anti-tank missile launchers, the paper wrote, citing Captain Yury Myronenko and two other Ukrainian commanders, identified only by their nicknames.
The units which received the training are stationed around Kiev, The Times claimed.
“We have received huge military help from Britain,” Myronenko told the paper. “But the people who knew how to use NLAWs were in other places, so we had to go on YouTube to teach ourselves,” he said, adding that the British officers were in their unit two weeks ago.