The Telegraph gave details of the "meeting" of a group of Western military with the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine


Former British Marine Ben Grant helped rescue fellow compatriot, ex-Grenadier Guards Dean Arthur, during a fierce battle when their unit was ambushed by Russian troops near Kharkov, writes The Telegraph newspaper from the UK.


The publication notes that the two Britons were part of a group of about 15 foreign mercenaries, including Americans and two translators from Ukraine, who supported Ukrainian forces fighting Russian troops. This detachment participated in the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian troops, trying to push the Russian army away from Kharkov.

A 30-year-old Afghan war veteran and son of Conservative MP Helen Grant said the fighting in Ukraine was worse than he had been in before. He filmed everything that happened on the front line with a helmet-mounted camera.

Arthur, 42, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, stepped on a mine. The explosion tore off the lower part of his left leg. Now he is in a hospital in Kyiv, where doctors saved his limb.

We must move now or we will die!

Grant shouts as he and his comrades carry Arthur to safety in the woods north of Kharkov.

In dramatic footage obtained by The Telegraph, Grant and the unit's men apply a tourniquet to Arthur's leg and bandage the injured limb. The unit took cover in the undergrowth and desperately fired back. Arthur screams in pain as Edwin Saez, 22, fiddles with his leg.

You have to try to walk or we die, mate. Come on Dino! Are you okay, bro? Dino... well done, well done... we have to go, let's go, I can't leave you. Grab his helmet - somebody help!

Grant says, trying to cheer up the barely conscious Arthur at the same time.

The grant went to Ukraine in March. He didn't even tell his mother about it. The unit was preparing to storm the Russian positions, but fell into a trap itself. He suggested that the Russians had previously identified them with a drone and prepared.

I was terrified, but eager to fulfill my most important goal, which at the time was to keep him and my team out of harm's way. Worst of all was the feeling of vulnerability when you try to carry someone but can't raise your weapon while attack helicopters fly overhead and tanks fire into the woods. It was unreal - I've never experienced anything like it in my life

Grant admitted.

Artur is grateful to his comrades for his salvation and told the publication the details of the "meeting" of a group of Western military personnel with the RF Armed Forces in Ukraine.

One of the guys immediately came up to me, put a tourniquet on me. It was excruciating pain, with the rounds coming on. Mortars, artillery, all this was approaching. I remember guys grabbing me, saying: "Let's go, let's go." We met a doctor, he patched me up. A shot of morphine. I don't remember much, it's the entrance and exit. I remember being put on a stretcher at the last kilometer. They got me out, man, they got me out. This type of camaraderie is only forged in these situations. I am truly lucky. So many guys didn't come back that day

Arthur said.

According to Arthur, the wounds are healing well, but he is upset that he is no longer in the unit. He was amazed at the courage of the Ukrainians, who are facing the much stronger Russian troops, vastly superior in firepower.

They (the fighters from the unit - ed.) are such wonderful people. I thought that Russia would crush Ukraine, so when the offer came in, I immediately came. They are my family. I have a mission. I'm going to go back and help them in any way I can.

Arthur concluded.

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  1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 28 May 2022 16: 33
    +15
    The explosion tore off the lower part of his left leg.

    I'm going to go back and help them in any way I can.

    The next time, he can tear off his head, and it is unlikely that he will be able to sew it back on.

    It was unreal - I've never experienced anything like it in my life

    Has it not yet dawned that Russia is not Iraq, and not Libya and Yugoslavia?
    1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 28 May 2022 16: 42
      +1
      Now he is in a hospital in Kyiv, where doctors saved his limb.

      No, you can't see...
      1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
        Akuzenka (Alexander) 31 May 2022 09: 49
        0
        Worst of all was the feeling of vulnerability when you try to carry someone but can't raise your weapon while attack helicopters fly overhead and tanks fire into the woods. It was unreal - I've never experienced anything like it in my life

        This is a wild overrun of diapers in the ranks of mercenaries! Probably do not have time to deliver.
  2. Vnadn Offline Vnadn
    Vnadn (Vlad) 28 May 2022 16: 34
    -10
    Well, something like this, Ukraine will apparently lose another part of the territories and the front will stabilize, but then everything depends on the pace of rearmament of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Western weapons systems.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 28 May 2022 17: 29
      +4
      "Well, something like that", "well, then": "well" is the most important argument ... sharomyzhnikov! ;-(
    2. silver169 Offline silver169
      silver169 (Aristarkh Feliksovich) 1 June 2022 15: 12
      +2
      Everything will depend on the rate at which APU is converted into faeces to fertilize the fields.
  3. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 28 May 2022 18: 08
    +10
    Raising respect for Russians ... Good, but not enough ... Come in if anything ...
  4. guest Offline guest
    guest 28 May 2022 18: 09
    +6
    Quote: Stanislav Bykov
    The next time, he can tear off his head, and it is unlikely that he will be able to sew it back on.

    Yes, it will not be a big loss either, because the head is empty.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 28 May 2022 18: 13
    +9
    The shortfall will return - it will remain forever as a fertilizer.
  6. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 28 May 2022 18: 44
    +5
    Let's hope that the podanusists will be destroyed by that time, although, how long will it take for this Nazi to grow a new leg?
    1. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 29 May 2022 10: 24
      0
      It all depends on the prosthetist!
  7. V Zarkov Offline V Zarkov
    V Zarkov (V Zarkov) 28 May 2022 20: 02
    +7
    Frightened pigs
  8. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 28 May 2022 21: 14
    +6
    Quote: V Zarkov
    Frightened pigs

    They are both pigs and adventurers on their asses, and they did find him!
  9. Salamander Offline Salamander
    Salamander (Salavat Mambetov) 29 May 2022 07: 33
    +6
    The explosion tore off the lower part of his left leg. And in fact they put a small bandage around the knee. Now it’s clear why they only fight with missiles and planes. as soldiers they are so-so.
  10. Alex2006121 Offline Alex2006121
    Alex2006121 (Alexey) 29 May 2022 08: 03
    +5
    Some kind of fake, stepped on a mine and a small scratch below the knee
    1. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
      Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 29 May 2022 11: 51
      +7
      I agree.
      If he stepped on a mine and tore off his foot, then why is the boot on the leg, and not in the hands of a comrade (along with the foot)?
  11. Yury Siritsky Offline Yury Siritsky
    Yury Siritsky (Yuri Siritsky) 29 May 2022 11: 16
    +6
    Well, let him come back. Next time, they'll cut off his head.
  12. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) 29 May 2022 13: 13
    +2
    ? video about nothing
  13. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 29 May 2022 13: 49
    +1
    Let's look at this video from the other side.
    After all, this is a real shooting of hostilities. Let's leave for a while the feeling of rejection towards the acting characters of this video as enemies, but we will try to feel the human factor itself in an extreme situation.
    Grant is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, and at the age of 30, he must have seen many deaths and injuries of his comrades. Judging by his breathing, he himself was already at the limit of his strength, but he did not abandon the 42-year-old Arthur and attracted his other comrades to help.
    Of course, the causticity mixed with hatred for the enemy fighter is probably fair. but the fact that his actions in this episode are worthy of respect cannot be denied.
    1. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
      Indifferent 29 May 2022 16: 25
      0
      And the fact that the author has shortness of breath like a 60-year-old beer drunk with a stomach was not surprised? Near the APU-shniks run and do not suffocate, and this one puffs like three steam locomotives. Did you carry another? Also no! His knee was injured, but he stepped on his leg when he was dragged forward.
      1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
        Roma Phil (Roma) 29 May 2022 19: 15
        +4
        I understand you. If he is an enemy, then he must be represented in his imagination as ugly as possible. And with a beer belly and with shortness of breath like a 60 year old, and even with bulging eyes and a skewed mouth.
        And certainly a weak physically and moral monster.
        And with such an idea, one can only rejoice that our guys easily defeat such an enemy, and the enemy easily surrenders to the RF Armed Forces.
        Unfortunately, everything is not so and not everything is so simple. Otherwise, the whole of Ukraine would have been already occupied. And do not belittle the strength of the Ukrainian militants and the regular army. By this, we detract from the heroism of our guys, who fight without thinking about death and injury, with the same stubborn enemy, among whom there are heroes who do not spare their lives.
        And this is confirmed by numerous video shootings both from our side and from the Ukrainian side.
        No matter how it was. we are one people, which means we have the same mentality, national character and fighting spirit.
        But at present , unfortunately , we stand against each other .
        The British certainly have a different mentality. But even among them there are courageous people. Otherwise, they would not have conquered half the world
        But they are not our heroes.
        1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
          Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 1 June 2022 15: 48
          +2
          They won half the world not by heroism, but by sowing strife, blackmail, terror, etc. The Jews taught them to communicate with the devil, since the Lord refused to rule the Jews themselves after Solomon. That's how they "win". But the true heroes who fight for their homeland will never be broken, God sees where justice is. And the peoples where the power is loved not by the people, but by the "nishtyaki" of life, the Anglo-Saxons click like seeds.
  14. Russobel Offline Russobel
    Russobel (Andrei) 29 May 2022 22: 24
    +1
    Yes, of course come back...
    You leave without two legs, and so they will tick off a piece with each of your return.
    Yes, and no morphine...
  15. Poligraf Poligrafovich (Vadim Vorobyov) 31 May 2022 01: 19
    +2
    ... Come on ... Next time they will tear off your head ... They won’t sew it on anymore ... It’s not for you to drive Arabs through the desert ... Learn history ... Sheep ...
  16. Edward P. Offline Edward P.
    Edward P. (Eduard Popov) 31 May 2022 13: 52
    +1
    Next time you die Anglo-Saxon
  17. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 1 June 2022 15: 49
    +1
    Above the knee, the campaign was also torn off, the woman is driving a disabled person.