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British Man Says He's 'Prepared To Die For Ukraine' And Wants To Join Army

Anish Vij

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British Man Says He's 'Prepared To Die For Ukraine' And Wants To Join Army

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Despite being 'firmly advised' not to travel to Ukraine, a British man claims he's 'prepared to die' in the fight against Vladimir Putin's Russia. Watch below:

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Ex-military man, Antony Zamparelli, was in the process of becoming a bus driver with National Express before deciding that he wants to join the Ukraine army, reports GBN.

The father of seven thinks that the country 'need boots on the ground' and he wants to be one of them.

The 56-year-old said he has had combat training but has never fought for his country.

He said: "I think the Western governments are in a bit of a bind at the moment, the underlying threats of a nuclear war.

"Their hands are tied and it's down to the individual to do something about it.

“My wife and children aren’t too happy about it but I think it’s something I need to do."

Credit: GBN
Credit: GBN

He added: "A lot of people are suffering at the moment, I’ve got military experience.

“They’ve got boots to the ground and I think that’s what we need.

"The people that have got military experience or even if they haven’t and they’re willing to fight for freedom they should go out there."

When asked whether he was prepared to die, Mr Zamparelli said: “Well yes obviously, if I’m going to war. Obviously, I don’t want to die but you can’t think of those sort of things when you’re going into those situations. If you believe in something you should go and do it.”

Credit: GBN
Credit: GBN

However, Boris Johnson's spokesman said: “We fully recognise the strength of feeling in British people wanting to support Ukrainians," but pointed to Foreign Office advice adding: "We firmly advise against travel to Ukraine."

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who served in the Scots Guards, insisted Brits should not to travel to fight.

He doesn't 'want to see British people killed any more than I want to see Ukrainians' dying.

"If you're keen to help and you're a United Kingdom citizen, come and join our armed forces," he told Sky News.

"Look, there are people who will go... I think what I would say is unless you are properly trained, unless you are a, you know, experienced member of an armed forces, I think there are better ways for you to contribute to the security of Ukraine."

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Topics: Ukraine, Russia, UK News

Anish Vij
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