British men who travel to Ukraine to fight alongside local soldiers are incredibly brave, but the best help we can offer in the fight against Putin’s forces is by supporting charities and sending relief supplies
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After more than 100 days of war, Ukraine is in turmoil. Food is scarce, homes have been destroyed and the soldiers fighting to protect their homeland are running out of weapons.
The port city of Mariupol — all but destroyed by weeks of bombing and now under Russian control — is threatened by a major cholera outbreak. About 15,000 suspected war crimes have been reported since the conflict began, with 200 to 300 more reported daily.
And Britons Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner are among the fighters captured and sentenced to death.
It is notable, therefore, that a handful of British men still charge into the fray to lend a hand. Your compassion for the people of Ukraine is commendable.
But Peter Fouche and Macer Gifford’s mission, which we discuss today, is one with potentially chilling consequences.
If captured, they and other international fighters risk being paraded by Putin’s henchmen, condemned as mercenaries and brought before his firing squad.
Volunteer fighters from Britain could become a target for Russian troops. We want to do everything in our power to support Ukraine, but that should certainly be done through our own government, which is providing arms, funding and military assistance.
And by supporting the charities that employ local people there.
Encouraging more men to follow in Aslin and Pinner’s footsteps and meet such a potentially grim fate – whether they have combat experience or not – is not the solution.
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What the hell..
In recent years, haven’t children had enough trouble missing school, socializing, education, and exams without returning to classrooms that are falling apart?
They should be safe spaces where they can develop their full potential. Nevertheless, almost every third school in England is in urgent need of repairs. Some children wear mittens because the classrooms are so cold, others are taught in places with leaking pipes and holes in the wall.
It sounds like a Dickensian novel – no education sector overseen by a government rumored to be rising. Boris not only needs to rebuild our schools, but hope for the generation within.
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