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Former Yeovil serviceman speaks of anguish over ‘dying’ refugees on Poland-Ukraine border Bath City News

A former military man from Yeovil was interviewed by US news channel Fox News in Poland after traveling to Eastern Europe to help Ukrainian refugees.

Simon Woodrow, who is the chairman of the Yeovil Royal British Legion, recently traveled to Poland’s border with Ukraine to offer help to the millions of people fleeing Ukraine. The well-known local figure helped welcome Ukrainians fleeing the violence of the Russian invasion and helped transport refugees through the region.

While working, Mr Woodrow made an appearance on Fox News, chatting with an American reporter about what he was doing to help. Live on Fox News, Mr Woodrow said: “Refugees are dying – they are dying inside. All they want to do is believe that someone will treat them like a human being.

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“I gave a teddy bear to a young girl, it’s the best medicine for children. But her mother had to explain to her that I was not going to kill her.”

Yeovil Royal British Legion Chairman Simon Woodrow appearing on US Fox News in Poland

The ex-serviceman added: “From a veteran who worked with the United States in Bosnia, it’s heartbreaking to have to tell the kids they’re safe. There are cases of trauma coming back from the base that was hit by cruise missile.”

Simon Woodrow will be a familiar face to many Yeovil residents thanks to his work with the local Royal British Legion. Mr. Woodrow also often plays a prominent role in memorial services and other public services held in the city.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-17 16:42:46

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