“I have never experienced such firepower”: British mercenary spoke about the battle with the Russians in Ukraine


34-year-old former British Army medic Jason Hague, who visited Iraq several times and then worked as a military mercenary for 7 years, flew to Ukraine in early February. His friends discouraged him, but he "wanted to do something good," writes the British tabloid The Sun.


Haig settled in Kyiv and contacted other foreign mercenaries. He said that when on February 24 "Putin's tanks entered", the unit in which he was sent to protect the Gostomel airfield together with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The situation was confusing. Nobody knew what was happening. As we headed out into the darkness, I think it's fair to say that I got scared. Anyone who gets into this position and says they are not afraid is a liar. When we arrived it was very quiet. But suddenly the gates of hell opened before us

he recalls.

Haig said that at first, many aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a barrage of missiles at the airfield. Then an armada of attack helicopters flew in and he, along with 10 fighters of the Georgian Legion, had to take refuge in the forest.

We were very close to dying. I have never experienced such firepower, I don't think anyone in this generation has experienced that. Iraq and Afghanistan were completely different. Russians are a modern army

- he said.

After that, reinforcements with Stinger MANPADS approached the Armed Forces of Ukraine to destroy Russian rotorcraft, and a battle ensued. However, Haig and his American friend were detained by the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Unit, which was looking for "Russian saboteurs." They suspected foreigners, after which they took them to the SBU facility for interrogation.

One of the guards hit me on the head. Then another came, and from his kit, I realized that he was from an elite unit. They kept shouting at me in Russian, but I said I was English. I was hit eight or nine times. I had a severe concussion and was bleeding profusely

- he specified.

Haig added that the Ukrainians studied the contents of his phone and it was a really scary moment for him.

I was not afraid of death, I was afraid of exposing my family and friends to pain if they found out that I was in a similar situation.

He explained.

Then they were released and Haig with hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees went to Lvov. After that, he literally ran to the Polish border, got on a train to Warsaw and then flew from the airport to the UK. He arrived at his home in Kidderminster on 4 March. The trip to Ukraine was a bad experience.

I didn't go there to die

He summed up.
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  1. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 11 March 2022 08: 24
    +16
    Small-minded, impudent ... they are used to spreading rot on defenseless people, and then the real answer came ...

    If you want to do something good - satisfy your Lizka Strassy, ​​otherwise you’ll be talking nonsense from hunger ....
  2. BABR1950 Offline BABR1950
    BABR1950 11 March 2022 08: 45
    +13
    God forbid he get the same wherever he comes to fight and earn blood.
  3. LLIkunep Offline LLIkunep
    LLIkunep (Alexey) 11 March 2022 09: 10
    +15
    I didn't go there to die

    What do these people have in their heads? Is there a brain at all?
    1. Bloshka Offline Bloshka
      Bloshka (Konstantin) 11 March 2022 13: 03
      +6
      Yes, they are driven into their heads there that the Russians are so, the dregs of which the army has long been proa, so the stoners believe that they will ride on halva.
    2. orange Offline orange
      orange (ororpore) 11 March 2022 21: 21
      +6
      He thought he would fight the natives, as they are used to in the Middle East.
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  4. plotnik2761862 Offline plotnik2761862
    plotnik2761862 (Oleg Plotnikov) 11 March 2022 09: 48
    +10
    Did he come to have fun?
  5. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 11 March 2022 10: 02
    +6
    And it’s right that they rolled it in full, but the fact that all Ukrainians know Russian very well is one people. It’s just that Ukrainians have been polluted with brains over the years and the Russians will now have to clean it up.
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 11 March 2022 21: 22
      -2
      Can you elaborate on "one people"? more reasoned?
      well, for example:
      1. Korolyov was actually a Ukrainian and his last name was Korolenko, his parents taught not Russian, but MOV.
      2. Russians in the Second World War fought with German women and children, and the Americans won the war because the Russians were scared.
      3. Lomonosov was Chinese, and he was named by Russian scientists to give significance because there are none of their own and there is nothing to be proud of.
      4. All nuclear power plants in Russia were built by Mughal scientists because the Russians were too lazy and did not have enough brains.
      and in the same vein...or stop talking nonsense about one nation.
      1. Alemax Offline Alemax
        Alemax (Ivan) 12 March 2022 19: 04
        0
        Shtaeta?? Oh-oh??
    2. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
      gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) 12 March 2022 20: 23
      0
      It’s not just that in this Europe the Americans poked their biolaboratories. Here we see what we see.
  6. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 11 March 2022 10: 12
    +6
    Well, at least someone now in foggy Albion will tell the truth and discourage friends from going to experience the power of the Russian army ...
  7. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 11 March 2022 10: 50
    +6
    For more than 500 years, the British have been fighting all over the world. They kindle conflicts. But so far they have never fought in Britain. Well. Everything ever happens.
    1. Mouse Offline Mouse
      Mouse (Andrei) 13 March 2022 11: 40
      0
      Yes, it won’t hurt us to get to the arrogant Saxons ..
  8. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
    Yuriy88 (Yuri) 11 March 2022 11: 33
    +4
    like this! .. don’t think that Russia, we are Russians, our Army are such simpletons of rags .. Sit on your islands and just don’t rock the boat, you will stay alive .. You can piss us off for a long time, we are kind and patient, but then ..
  9. Moray Boreas Online Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 11 March 2022 14: 18
    +1
    I am satisfied. USA IS CRUSHING.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 11 March 2022 15: 54
      +3
      not yet ... but it's a pity)) am
  10. shinobi Online shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 11 March 2022 18: 36
    +3
    And actually what does this tell us? And about the fact that mercenaries are good against rebels and drape after receiving lyuli from a trained modern army. Mercenaries do not like to fight against the army, they can kill. Immediately. In the first battle. Caesars. Making money and dying in the process don't mix well.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 11 March 2022 19: 20
      -4
      What kind of resource in Russia did not replicate this "revelation" of the "British Medic". winked We believe. Yeah, and there is a link to an English-language resource. wink lol
      1. shinobi Online shinobi
        shinobi (Yuri) 11 March 2022 19: 41
        +1
        But does it somehow change the essence? A mercenary goes in order to kill and make money on it, and not in order to be killed. No army of any state works with mercenaries. their fate is unenviable.
      2. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 March 2022 20: 41
        +1
        BRITISH LION I'm one of the first Brits to join Ukraine – they fight like lions and I'm proud to take on Putin with them

        https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17899587/ukraine-war-russia-british-fighter/

        There is an original. But the meaning of his interview is a little different. The man is proud that he fought with Putin. But he's definitely not going to die.
        1. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
          Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 12 March 2022 09: 59
          0
          Dear Bakht, the essence is actually the same, you yourself brought

          But he's definitely not going to die.

          And whether he is proud or not, this is already a chatter, the essence remains, he was not going to die for the "great ideas" of Kyiv ...
      3. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
        Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 12 March 2022 09: 54
        +1
        Did you have a day off when a missile strike was carried out in the center near Kiev? You need to search for the original yourself, you have been given the source - The Sun!
    2. isv000 Offline isv000
      isv000 12 March 2022 12: 59
      0
      Quote: shinobi
      And actually what does this tell us? And about the fact that mercenaries are good against rebels and drape when they receive lyuli from a trained modern army. Mercenaries do not like to fight against the army, they can kill.

      If two are fighting, there is nothing to jump between them, especially if these two are brothers. You can get both!
  11. Juja Offline Juja
    Juja (Juja) 11 March 2022 19: 30
    +1
    Expected to hunt people with impunity ¿??!
  12. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 11 March 2022 21: 10
    +3
    Russians are a modern army

    - and therefore get ready for the Tomb of the devil!!!
  13. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 11 March 2022 22: 24
    +3
    I liked it - a professional came from the UK, who went through a bunch of hot spots.
    At first, our VKS almost ironed him, then Ukrainian professionals (how did he not tell that he was beaten in the NKVD or the KGB - well, an ignoramus, he doesn’t know such words) beat off the remnants of the English brain, and he ran a couple of hundred kilometers in blood and snot to Poland.
    I'm still interested in something else - read between the lines and find the meaning.
    He came to Ukraine BEFORE the operation. He sat ready with a weapon. He rushed at the first call, but not to kill people in the Donbass, but to repel the landing at the airfield in Gostomel.
    From this follows the conclusions -
    1) Ukrainians attracted and concentrated mercenaries long before...
    2) our landing in Gostomel faced a huge problem - they were already waiting.
    3) the losses announced by the Ministry of Defense - most likely this is a landing in Gostomel, which had to be rescued by a forced march of tanks almost from Belarus.

    Total - a brainless Englishman is not a pity even once. A living disabled person with broken brains, although there is nothing to beat off.
    Ukrainians were really preparing a large-scale offensive and war in the full sense of the word. So our actions are fully justified. If a fight is inevitable, strike first, it won't get worse anyway.
    Ours in the General Staff also realized that you couldn’t take it in an impudent manner and canceled the landing on Odessa.
    Honor and glory to our special operations fighters, who were sent in broad daylight to occupy the airfield, where an ambush was prepared for them, albeit hastily. They completed the task .... But at what cost .... Pain and bitterness from victory ....
  14. Sigurd Offline Sigurd
    Sigurd (Sigurd the Norwegian) 11 March 2022 22: 56
    +2
    Agree, it's always nice to read about how some foreigner boasted to Russia, and then came and got it to the fullest ...)
    1. shiva Offline shiva
      shiva (Ivan) 12 March 2022 00: 37
      0
      and most importantly, from whom - specialists from the SBU processed him into the blood for a couple of hours! but this stubborn one calls them patriots and heroes - look what is printed in the English press! the dogs are resting there!
  15. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 12 March 2022 08: 49
    0
    Stay at home, don't play...
  16. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
    alexandre II (Alexander) 13 March 2022 17: 34
    0
    gyyy, African tribes are used to destroying, but here it’s tough)))))))))))))

    Don't go to Russian war,
    It might all work out for you.
    How many were wretched minds,
    Who tried to Russia, but with a swoop.
    Look for them at the bottom of Chudsky,
    Kulikovo you loosen the field,
    And sit silently in the steppe,
    That near Kursk stretched out in peace.
  17. Poligraf Poligrafovich (Vadim Vorobyov) 13 March 2022 19: 48
    0
    ... The Nazis immediately put their brains in their place ... Well done !!! Now this pretzel will tell everyone how he got the Ukrainian cuckoo to his place in the rule... It's not for you to drive the ram not the Kurds through the desert... !!!
  18. Shaman Offline Shaman
    Shaman (Shaman) 14 March 2022 14: 03
    0
    Georgians are still warriors-08.08.08.
  19. sgr291158 Offline sgr291158
    sgr291158 (Sergei) 14 March 2022 14: 16
    0
    Stay home miserable. And then no one will know where your grave is.
  20. Adam men Offline Adam men
    Adam men (Adam Men) 16 March 2022 08: 39
    0
    He came to kill Russian guys for money. Then he wanted to eat-drink-have sex with this money. With the money received for the taken lives of Russian children, he wanted to eat ... It's a pity they didn't kill him there ...