Russia Killed My Friend Yesterday

Rachel Jamison
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readMar 23, 2023

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Two weapons belonging to foreign military volunteers. Photo taken by a friend of the author and shared with permission.

Russia killed my friend yesterday. My last message to him remains undelivered. He will never read it.

I became friends with Kane Te Tai after I helped a man from his unit get to his home country after an injury. Kane found me on social media just to say thank you. Here was this man facing artillery barrages and sleeping in trenches yet he still found the time to learn who helped his mate and thank them.

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Rachel Jamison
Human Parts

Director of Protect a Volunteer protectavolunteer.com, which helps get equipment and supplies to volunteers in Ukraine.