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Jackie Grant

Scots garage owner who fought on frontline in Ukraine fundraising to return to warzone

A Scots garage owner who fought on the front line in Kyiv for three months is preparing to return to war-torn Ukraine.

We told in March how Adam Ennis, 35, was putting his life on the line to fight Putin’s “evil” invasion of Ukraine.

Adam, the only untrained soldier in an international platoon of 50 men, returned home safe to Biggar, Lanarkshire, nearly two weeks ago.

He is now raising money to buy a truck to take back to Ukraine which could be used to move casualties from the front line.

Adam said: “I want to drive a truck over – it is much-needed.

“I am in the fire team for a group of four medics.

“We will cover the medics while they go into the front lines and stabilise the injured on the battlefield and once they are stabilised we would put them in the pick-up and get them out of there.

“If I can get one, I will make it roadworthy and a local business will help me armour it and weld it with steel plates.

“I’d also like to get hold of some night vision goggles – we had three pairs between 30 of us.

“At one point I found myself in the middle of the woods pointing my machine gun into the pitch darkness at 3am not knowing what was there.

"Hopefully I can get this equipment and get it back there.”

The garage owner from Biggar travelled to Ukraine to fight in Kyiv. (UGC)

Adam, who runs Big B’s Garage in Biggar, told how his unit has seen horrors on the streets of Kyiv – including a Ukrainian soldier being killed by a Russian shell.

He also revealed he met three other Scots fighters after arriving in Ukraine.

The trained soldiers were initiated into battle companies at the Yavoriv base, near Lviv, where Adam was taken before being deployed in the Ukrainian capital.

That base was hit by a deluge of Russian cruise missiles, with more than 100 international mercenaries and volunteers killed.

But Adam is ignoring Foreign Office warnings against travelling to Ukraine to fight in a bid to get back to the war zone.

The Foreign Office website warns: “If you travel to Ukraine to fight, or to assist others engaged in the war, your activities may amount to offences under UK legislation and you could be prosecuted on your return to the UK.”

Adam added: “The Ukrainian people are inspirational, how they have united and stood up to a much bigger enemy.

“Before I went I pictured myself in their shoes and couldn’t imagine anything worse than waking up and somebody is invading your country, destroying your country, killing your friends and family.

"They are warriors and it is a privilege to be around them.”

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