Garage boss who witnessed horrors of war in Ukraine will return to front line
A Lanarkshire garage boss is preparing to go back to war-torn Ukraine two weeks after returning from the front line. Adam Ennis is planning to buy a truck to rescue injured soldiers after spending three months as part of an international platoon fighting Putin’s “evil” invasion. The 35-year-old, who runs Big B’s Garage in Biggar, has witnessed horrific scenes on the streets of Kyiv, the Daily Record reports.
READ MORE: Waitress sacked on maternity leave ‘flung out of shop with baby in her arms’ Now he is raising money to pay for the truck that he hopes will help save lives. He explained: “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.”
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Adam has met other Scottish fighters on the front line, and has witnessed the horrors of war first hand, including the killing of a Ukrainian soldier by a Russian shell. He continues to ignore Foreign Office advice against travelling to the country, insisting he can’t stand by and do nothing. 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.”