A British teenager has shared his regret at coming to Ukraine to fight, as he recalls losing some of his friends in a horrific attack in the European country. He has now urged others not to do the same
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A British teenager has shared his regrets coming to Ukraine to fight – despite having no military training.
A young man known as ‘Alex’ appeared on Good Morning Britain today with his mother, traveling to Poland and then to Ukraine to fight and support the country amid the turmoil Terrible events are happening there.
He returned home after claiming that he had not attended any of the training he had promised. He also said that he and his friends have struggled with food poisoning and other problems on the front lines.
‘Alex’ mom shares how he talked about going one evening, and they found his bed empty the next morning.
In a conversation with Good Morning Britain’s Martin Lewis and Susanna Reid, ‘Alex’ explains how he’s lost several friends in the conflict, after rockets landed where he was.
“I didn’t think I was going to make it. As soon as I heard the news of the first rocket passing, I fell into a state of calm. I put on my boots, something warm on me, and ran straight out. into the woods and look for the first groove,” he explained.
“As soon as we got into the woods, I started seeing and hearing explosions all around me and it was so disturbing, because every time you hear a whistle over your head, you jump to the floor. and thought it was my last.”
He added: “When you hear an explosion or see flames light up the sky, you feel relieved that you’re still walking. That’s when you get up and keep running and running to find one. trench.”
When asked if he knew anyone who died, he said: “I know a few people who were killed in this attack. Some of them I was with for six days, some of them. they I met in Poland and apparently, they have passed away. I see some of their faces in the body bag.”
Since then, he has decided not to watch or hear anything about Ukraine because he worries that it will make him want to go back and fight again.
“No, I turn off everything about Ukraine around me just so I don’t feel that emotion again,” he said when asked if he watches the news, “I don’t want that feeling of hatred to come back.” back there. It would be a stupid idea to go back there.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/british-teenagers-regret-travelling-ukraine-26516034 A British teenager's regrets from traveling to Ukraine to fight as he recalls losing friends