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J. Jurašs: Sarežģītākais ir redzēt blakus nāvi

Former MP Jurašs talks about experience in Ukraine

In the beginning of the week, Saeima deputy Juris Jurašs laid down his mandate to go to Ukraine to voluntarily fight in the international battalion. Latvian Television spoke to Jurašs on March 15 about his experience so far.

Jurašs said that his battalion is being sent to the hottest fighting points near Kyiv. He could not reveal his tasks in detail.

“The commander of the battalion is the one who determines the tasks that each of the soldiers does, including me. We are actually either in Irpin or Brovary every day, where there is a direct front line with occupation troops. We are doing everything to strengthen Ukrainian positions. The tasks are a lot and different,” Jurašs said.

“What's most difficult is, of course, seeing death next to you. See how teammates die. Of course, the categories in which people think in these circumstances are different,” he said.

According to Jurašs, death is usually accompanied by grief not only because someone has died, but also because the soldier in question could have still blown up a tank or held a position.

Jurašs believes that the one that will have better material and technical provision will win, so the support of other countries is very important. He said, Ukrainian forces grow more powerful each day. Jurašs' plan is to stay in Ukraine until victory.

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