Brit who visited Afghanistan ‘because it was dangerous’ now plans Ukraine trip

1/25/2022 12:20:00 PM

Miles Routledge, 21, wants to visit the country because he 'wants to see the war'.

Remember Miles Routledge? The guy who went to Afghanistan so he could brag about it online, only to get stuck out there? He now claims he's planning a trip to Ukraine...

Miles Routledge, 21, wants to visit the country because he 'wants to see the war'.

He now says he wants to see Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, as well as the cities of Kharkiv and Donetsk.A Brit student who said he had to be evacuated out of Kabul after holidaying there as the country fell to the Taliban now wants to visit Ukraine.occasions last month urging him not intervene militarily in Ukraine and said the United States will “will respond decisively” if Russia invades Ukraine.Two Brits say they are ready to fight against the Russian army to defend their adopted home of Ukraine.

Mr Routledge old MailOnline : ‘I want to see the war.I want to see the feelings of both sides, their opinions and hopefully I’ll see the critical point of conflict, if it is to come.In August Miles Routledge, 22, from Birmingham, said he was stuck in Kabul after booking a holiday by Googling 'the most dangerous cities to visit.‘I’d say I wish [my critics] all the best but truthfully they were never my audience and for every seething comment made against me, behind it was my friends and I eating popcorn and laughing at them.“We saw this playbook in 2014.‘I’ll continue to travel regardless of their opinions, I’ll even go back to Afghanistan and there’s nothing they can do about it,’ he said.At the time he said he told them he was from Wales rather than say he was British in hopes they would not realise it is in the UK, and they let him go.Mr Routledge has also confirmed on Twitter that he hopes to land in Lviv, west Ukraine, on Thursday, describing the flight as ‘cheap as chips’.Having served in the British Army for nine years, he seized the opportunity to move after Ukraine started to allow foreigners into its military.

He documented his trip to Afghanistan online (Picture: 4chan.He said he hoped to go to Kharkiv, Donetsk and Crimea, locations which the Foreign Office has advised people against travelling to.” Western officials have met with Russia urging a de-escalation of tensions between the ‘I’ll also be applying for a Russian visa in the mean time [sic], just in case Russia visits me in Ukraine,’ he wrote, before claiming that he classed himself as ‘an essential journalist’ to avoid paying for a PCR test or isolating in the UK.The YouTuber launched a crowdfunder for the journey on Saturday, with the GoFundMe reaching £465 at the time of writing."I want to see the war.‘Time [to] return to my travel routes and go to Ukraine to document what’s going on there and show you all what the journalists filter out.He said Nato’s deployments and drills near Russia’s borders pose a security challenge that must be addressed immediately.Daily uploads, travel around the entire country and sleeping in interesting living conditions." He also addressed people who disapproved of him travelling to places considered to be dangerous.Sean explained that most of his colleagues in the army look to the West, rather than towards Russia, with many hoping to go to university and move to places such as Germany and the US.

‘What could go wrong,’ the GoFundMe reads.It isn’t the first time the 21-year-old has visited Ukraine, after he previously set foot in Chernobyl – a site which remains radioactive following the 1986 nuclear disaster."I'll continue to travel regardless of their opinions, I'll even go back to Afghanistan and there's nothing they can do about it.Mr Routledge’s latest visit to the country comes as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) advises against travelling to Donetsk and Crimea following ‘continuing uncertainty about Russian intentions’.Only essential travel is recommended for Ukraine overall.More than 100,000 Russian troops are currently stationed at different points along its border with Ukraine as war fears continue to grow.The advice says: ‘Due to the growing threat from Russia, the FCDO has taken the decision to temporarily withdraw some Embassy staff and their dependants from Kyiv..

The Embassy remains open and will continue to carry out essential work, including providing consular assistance and support to British nationals in Ukraine.He told LBC: "We believe that the risk is extremely high.‘The security situation in the south-eastern parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine is highly unstable with ongoing clashes between Ukrainian armed forces and Russian-backed armed separatists.‘Consular support is not available in parts of Ukraine not currently under control of the Ukrainian authorities – Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts,’ the department’s guidance reads.Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab warned Russia will face "serious economic consequences" if they invade and install a "puppet regime" in Ukraine.The advice also requests that British nationals register their presence if they are in the country.Crimea was annexed by Russia in March 2014, following an illegal referendum earlier that month, with tensions remaining high in the country.

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