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Body camera footage shows the moment ‘American and British’ volunteers in Ukraine hit a Russian tank

The former Royal Marine son of a Conservative MP is believed to be part of a team of foreign volunteers that brought down a Russian transporter during a dramatic battle in Ukraine.

The BTR was heavily damaged and exploded after attacks by what appeared to be American, British and potentially Canadian volunteers, and 30-year-old Ben Grant is believed to have been among the heroic team.

He is the son of Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and The Weald, according to the Yo Newspaper.

The video shared on social networks showed the group of soldiers confronting the armored vehicle.

After being hit by the foreign volunteers’ launchers, the BTR, which was understood to be Russian, was cooked for ammunition.

Ben Grant leads British and American volunteers to the Ukraine to fight.  Ben Grant, 30, who spent more than five years as a commando in the Royal Marines, said he had not told his mother, Helen Grant, a former government minister, that he was headed to Ukraine.

Ben Grant leads British and American volunteers to the Ukraine to fight. Ben Grant, 30, who spent more than five years as a commando in the Royal Marines, said he had not told his mother, Helen Grant, a former government minister, that he was headed to Ukraine.

In the clip, approximately four men can be seen in a formation at an unknown location, although it appears to be in Ukraine.

Nearby explosions can be heard in the background and the group moves forward, with one member saying, ‘Come on, come on, come on!’

As they emerged from the bushes into a more open field, the troops seemed to be a hair’s breadth away from being shot down by an advancing BTR.

The father of three, an Afghanistan veteran, said he made his decision to go fight without the knowledge of his mother, who represents Maidstone and is Boris Johnson's special envoy for girls' education.

He is the son of Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and The Weald.

The former Royal Marine son of a Conservative MP is believed to be part of a team of foreign volunteers that brought down a Russian transporter during a dramatic battle in Ukraine.

A Russian transporter was severely damaged and exploded following attacks by what appeared to be American, British and potentially Canadian volunteers.

A Russian transporter was severely damaged and exploded following attacks by what appeared to be American, British and potentially Canadian volunteers.

‘Shoot him!’ A man was then heard screaming, prompting a soldier from the squad to try to fire a launcher, but it didn’t work.

Another soldier then fired his launcher, which Twitter users have identified as an RGW-90 HH, and took one hit.

The group then backed off and retreated into the woods. Explosions could still be heard in the background as one soldier warned “he’s looking at us” and another yelled “back off.”

Drone footage shown in a separate clip, said to be from the same incident, showed the BTR exploding in a cloud of smoke as it tried to follow the squad.

Mr. Grant (pictured with his mother) was reported to have left for Ukraine in March, joining a number of Britons on their way to help the country's war effort.

Mr. Grant (pictured with his mother) was reported to have left for Ukraine in March, joining a number of Britons on their way to help the country’s war effort.

Shrapnel fragments could be seen coming out of the vehicle.

The Ukraine Weapons Tracker Twitter account posted the clips with the caption: “Foreign volunteers (American, British and possibly Canadian) attacked a Russian BTR-80 APC with an RGW-90 HH launcher, damaging it and causing the ammunition to cook.” .

“Note that a Czech RPG-75M appears to be malfunctioning.”

MailOnline has contacted Ms. Grant’s office for comment.

Mr. Grant was reported to have left for Ukraine in March, joining a number of Britons on their way to help the country’s war effort.

Serving in the elite corps for more than five years as a commando, he was among a group of seven former military officers who arrived in the besieged country over the weekend.

The Russian tank was badly damaged after the attack by Mr. Grant and the team of volunteers.

The Russian tank was badly damaged after the attack by Mr. Grant and the team of volunteers.

Video shared on social media showed a group of soldiers confronting the armored vehicle.

Video shared on social media showed a group of soldiers confronting the armored vehicle.

After being hit by foreign volunteer launchers, the BTR, which is understood to be Russian, was cooked for ammunition.

After being hit by foreign volunteer launchers, the BTR, which is understood to be Russian, was cooked for ammunition.

Nearby explosions can be heard in the background and the group moves forward, with one member saying, 'Come on, come on, come on!'

As they emerged from the bushes into a more open field, the troops seemed to be a hair's breadth away from being shot down by an advancing BTR.

In the clip, approximately four men can be seen in a formation at an unknown location, although it appears to be in Ukraine.

The father of three, an Afghanistan veteran, said his decision to go fight was made without the knowledge of his mother, who represents Maidstone and is Boris Johnson’s special envoy for girls’ education.

‘They have not sent me, nothing to do with the government, nothing to do with my mother,’ he told the guardian. ‘I just want to make that clear, entirely on my own, I decided to do this. I didn’t even tell my mom, but it is what it is.

Grant resigned from the Royal Marines after admitting to assaulting two men in a nightclub after they shouted racial slurs, and was spared immediate punishment by a judge because he was provoked.

Also wrestling in Ukraine is grandfather Robert Grady, 61, a former member of Hibernian FC’s hooligan firm Capital City Service in the early 1980s.

The father of one, who received a one-year football ban order in 2014 after a fight before the Scottish Challenge Cup, appeared in a recent propaganda video wielding an assault rifle alongside two fellow fighters.

“I have traveled to Ukraine to help Ukraine fight the Russians,” he said. “I will do everything in my power to save Ukraine from Putin, everyone in the world please help Ukraine.” In another message posted from the front, he wrote: “I intend to kill as many as I can.”

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