The Ministry of Defence (MoD) have allegedly said four serving soldiers have gone Absent Without Leave (AWOL) to fight in Ukraine, which poses a serious security threat to the UK if they are captured by Russian troops.
If the British Army soldiers are captured by Russian troops this could be used as evidence that the UK is fighting in Ukraine which could spark a war.
Members of the British armed forces are not allowed to travel to Ukraine and the Sun has reported some soldiers have attempted to join the Ukrainian resistance.
In a statement, an MoD spokesperson said, “All Service Personnel are prohibited from travelling to Ukraine until further notice.“
They added, “This applies whether the Service Person is on leave or not.
“Personnel travelling to Ukraine will face disciplinary and administrative consequences.”
It has been reported that a member of the Coldstream Guards aged 19 left a letter for his parents explaining his reasons to go and fight and has flown to Poland to then enter into Ukraine.
The Ukrainian ambassador to London, Vadym Prystaiko said that many volunteers from all over the world had signed up to fight in Ukraine.
He said, “We have an overwhelming number of people coming, just bombarding us, demanding to allow them to join up.
“You wouldn’t believe it — it’s not just Ukrainians, it’s from all nations just asking how can we get in?”