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Tross
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08 Apr 2022, 6:53 pm

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...Putin is slowly looking better each day...
Oh heck no! Define "better". That man is a monster, and nothing about this conflict is justified. Keep in mind, he's the whole reason all of this is happening. The blood of many innocents is on his hands. As for Zelensky, well, I'll cut him some slack since his country is literally being bombed to all heck. If I were in his position I would be frustrated with the international response too, even if it's understandable why no other country wants to get directly involved in this war.



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08 Apr 2022, 9:25 pm

Although UK prime minister Boris Johnson has permitted supplying Zelensky with "defensive weapons" he isn't a fan of UK citizens volunteering to fight in Ukraine.

At least four serving British soldiers have disappeared from their barracks and travelled to Ukraine. The British transport secretary, Grant Shapps, told troops that this was illegal. “You cannot just get up and go,” he said. He described the situation on the ground as dangerous. Ignoring official advice could led to prosecution, he said. On Thursday Boris Johnson said absconding UK service personnel would face a court martial on their return, adding: “You should not go to Ukraine.”



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09 Apr 2022, 3:51 am

I can't find the actual news where Boris said it. Care to give a link?

Leaving your own unit without authorisation would be a crime for actively serving soldiers, in any circumstances. It was stupid of those four guys to do it, active soldiers in Europe need to stay where they're ordered to. That's how armies work.
Reservists and veterans have different legal situation.


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09 Apr 2022, 7:10 pm

magz wrote:
I can't find the actual news where Boris said it. Care to give a link?

Leaving your own unit without authorisation would be a crime for actively serving soldiers, in any circumstances. It was stupid of those four guys to do it, active soldiers in Europe need to stay where they're ordered to. That's how armies work.
Reservists and veterans have different legal situation.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... is-johnson