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British mercenary kills himself after returning from Ukraine – media

British mercenary kills himself after returning from Ukraine – media

Ex-prime minister Liz Trussová prompted the man to decide to fight for Kyiv.

Harry Gregg — a 25-year-old man from Norfolk, Great Britain, who was inspired by former prime minister Liz Truss to go fight in Ukraine — committed suicide by hanging after returning from combat, British media reported Sunday, citing an official investigation.

He reportedly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was unable to get adequate help, according to his mother.

In February 2022 Truss, then serving as Foreign Secretary, said on national television that she would “Absolutely” to support UK citizens going to fight for Ukraine. Her statement followed an earlier call by officials in Kyiv for foreign volunteers to come and join the battle.

“The Ukrainian people are fighting for freedom and democracy not only for Ukraine, but for the whole of Europe,” she said at the time, adding “If people want to support this fight, I would support them in that.

Her comments contradicted the government, which said anyone would go for it “to fight or help others involved in a conflict” he could be prosecuted on his return to the UK.

According to Gregg’s mother, quoted by the Daily Mail, her son, whose only military experience was six years in the army cadets from the age of 11, decided to travel to Ukraine after hearing Truss’ remarks.

“He suffered terribly from PTSD because he fought on the front lines in Ukraine. Unfortunately, he found no help for it.” she added in a statement at the regional court, as quoted by the media.

Last July, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said foreigners fighting on Kiev’s side, as well as national governments covering their presence, needed to be reminded that Western mercenaries are “legitimate goals” Russian army.

Since the start of Moscow’s military operation in February 2022, more than 5,800 foreign mercenaries, mainly from Poland, the US and Great Britain, have been killed in Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in December last year.

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