Russia to investigate UK lawmaker's son fighting in Ukraine
British Member of Parliament's son has appeared in a video fighting alongside mercenaries in Ukraine.
Russia's Investigative Committee will conduct a judicial examination of Ben Grant's actions in Ukraine, the son of a conservative member of the UK Parliament who headed a company of mercenaries.
"As part of the criminal case [under the article] of mercenary activities, the investigation will establish the role of a relative of British Member of Parliament Helen Grant… His actions will receive a criminal-legal assessment," the statement said.
Several UK news agencies circulated a video on Friday showing a group of foreign mercenaries attacking a Russian armored personnel vehicle in Ukraine.
According to the i newspaper, Ben Grant was seen in the video yelling "shoot it now" and "mind the back blast" to another man who was aiming at an anti-tank missile Matador at the military vehicle.
⚡️🇬🇧How British volunteers are fighting in Ukraine— 💙🇬🇧KrmA🇪🇺🇩🇪💛 (@Krma4Karma) May 29, 2022
⚡️🇬🇧The Telegraph published a video showing Ben Grant, the son of British MP Helen Grant, taking part in the fighting.
⚡️In the video, he helps rescue another Briton, Dean Arthur, who was hit by a mine north of Kharkiv. pic.twitter.com/khRSn2muhK
Grant is said to have spent five years in the Royal Marines. In early March, he made his first public appearance in Ukraine, speaking to the media in Lvov.
Moreover, Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed that the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed a large arsenal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) at a storage site in Krivoi Rog using high-precision, long-range missiles.
The Russian Armed Forces hit three command posts, 25 areas of AFU troop and military equipment concentration, and two artillery batteries at firing positions over the past day using high-precision, air-based missiles.