Ben Grant: Dramatic footage shows son of Conservative MP fighting in Ukraine under heavy Russian fire | World News

Dramatic video footage showed the son of a Conservative lawmaker fighting in Ukraine – including an attack on a Russian troop carrier and the rescue of a wounded comrade.

Ben Grant is heard yelling “We have to move now or we’re going to die!” as he and his band of foreign fighters help drag one of their own to safety, while gunfire echoes around them.

The clip – first reported by The Daily Telegraph – shows him and his unit under constant fire as they treat former Grenadier Guardsman Dean Arthur’s leg with a tourniquet during terrifying scenes on the ground in Ukraine.

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More footage shows the unit conducting a daring ambush on a Russian troop carrier with a rocket launcher.

Grant, 30, the son of Conservative MP Helen Grant, is a former Royal Marine who arrived in Ukraine during the early days of the war.

In one clip, the band of wrestlers shouts encouraging Mr. Arthur as they move through the forest: “Come on Deano! Last part, go on! Good man – you moved fast and well, brother.”

They are believed to have been part of the Ukrainian counteroffensive that pushed Kremlin forces out of Kharkiv and, in some places, even the Russian border.

An unknown number of British nationals – serving in the military and civilians – are believed to have traveled to Ukraine to support the country’s armed forces.

Still from footage that appears to show foreign fighters, including Ben Grant, the son of a UK MP, ambushing a Russian armored troop carrier.
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What is believed to be a shoulder-mounted RGW-90 launcher being used to attack the armored transport

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss previously said she supports individuals who want to fly to Ukraine to fight “for democracy”, but the Foreign Ministry later said it advises against all travel to the country.

Grant told The Telegraph how his 15-man unit – made up of British and American volunteers and two Ukrainian translators – was preparing for an attack on a Russian target when they were ambushed.

Ben Grant was among foreign fighters photographed arriving in Lviv in March
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Ben Grant was among foreign fighters photographed arriving in Lviv in March

He said: “I think we must have been spotted by drones beforehand and they set up their lines…

“We were walking in single file when the contact happened, Deano was at the end of my team, when he went to kneel… we were shooting, lowering our heads and shooting at them. important objective, which at the time was to get him and my team out of danger.

Aerial footage that appears to show a rocket hitting a Russian armored troop carrier in Ukraine after an ambush by foreign fighters, including Ben Grant, the son of a UK lawmaker.
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Aerial video appears to show the rocket hit a Russian armored troop carrier

“What was so scary was being so limited trying to carry someone, when I can’t pull my gun up, while there are attack helicopters and tanks shooting through the woods. It was unreal – I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life.”

Arthur was taken to hospital in Kyiv, where doctors saved his leg.

Still from aerial footage that appears to show foreign fighters, including Ben Grant, the son of a UK MP, ambushing a Russian armored troop carrier.  The troop carrier smokes as it exits the scene with flashes on its exterior that appear to show secondary explosions of detonating ammo
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The footage appeared to show the troop carrier smoking as it fled the scene.

In another clip, Grant can be heard saying “go, go” as he and his group of foreign volunteers exit a stretch of forest to surprise Russian armor.

Helmet camera footage captures the moment one of his teammates fires a rocket at what is believed to be a BTR-80 armored vehicle.

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They then quickly retreat, one of them saying “it’s facing us” and “fall back, fall back”, as gunshots are heard around them.

Separate footage – apparently taken by a drone – appears to show the troop carrier being hit by the rocket and fleeing the scene, smoking as it continues.

Secondary explosions on the armored vehicle are then pictured – possibly ammunition exploding as a result of the rocket impact.

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