A BRITISH army volunteer has been killed in Ukraine after a 12 months preventing Vladimir Putin’s forces on the frontline.
A spokesman for the unit, arrange by Volodymyr Zelensky final 12 months, mentioned: “Sadly, Jay Morais has died within the line of obligation.”
Mr Morais briefly spoke to the newspaper final 12 months about his time preventing in Severodonetsk, Donbas, by which a number of of his comrades had been killed or damage.
Ukraine fought tooth and nail to maintain maintain of the town, however it will definitely fell to Russian forces after round 4 months of battle final 12 months.
Mr Morais advised how throughout the battle, he needed to “run for my bloody life” as he was stalked by a Russian tank.
He mentioned he had gone to Ukraine to cease Russia “doing what it likes”.
Throughout his time in Ukraine, he met humanitarian volunteer Lidiya Martynova they usually turned engaged.
The 34-year-old mentioned Mr Morais was planning to “begin a brand new life” in Ukraine as soon as the battle was over.
She advised the outlet: “Jay was a really particular man, lovely and loopy on the similar time.
“He was an expert soldier, however he would all the time say that it wasn’t necessary what number of enemies he’d killed, however how many individuals he’d saved.”