Back from the front: a British volunteer in Ukraine

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My friend is alive, and has some amazing tales to tell us of his experiences as a volunteer at the front in Ukraine.

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Kalibr missile image
By Allocer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

FNC image
Rama, CC BY-SA 2.0 FR, via Wikimedia Commons

M4 image
By Jackolmos – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

FN SCAR rifle image
By Arbal01 – This file was derived from: FN SCAR-L – FN SCAR-H.jpg, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Javelin missile image
By The U.S. ArmySgt. Liane Hatch/3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf – Javelin Fire!, Public Domain,

M240B image
By Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price, U.S. Air Force –, Public Domain,

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  1. Not sure of the morality of turning up killing enemy x for country y then popping back home to comfy old safe England for telly and the NHS when things go wrong/get fed up/get wounded/ill.
    That option isn’t on the cards for either the Ukrainians or the Russians. War tourism could be a way to describe it. It was an interesting interview and I suspect a lot of the horror had been edited out.

  2. To fight in this war only prolongs the death, maiming, destruction of Ukrainian homes and livelihoods. The Ukrainian government rejected Minsk 2 agreement, and the peace it would have brought. Ukraine does not deserve European support. The US is waging a proxy war on Russia, they should receive no support from Europe. NATO is the single greatest threat to European security. It therefore must be disbanded.

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