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- Ukraine is establishing an Worldwide Legion for foreigners to affix the battle in opposition to Russia.
- Foreigners can come and “battle facet by facet with the Ukrainians in opposition to the Russian conflict criminals.”
- President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned Russia’s invasion was “the start of a conflict in opposition to Europe.”
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Ukraine is establishing an Worldwide Legion for foreigners who wish to come and battle in opposition to Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned on Sunday.
“Anybody who needs to affix the protection of Ukraine, Europe and the world can come and battle facet by facet with the Ukrainians in opposition to the Russian conflict criminals,” the statement on the presidential web site mentioned.
In response to the Rules on Army Service within the Armed Forces by Foreigners and Stateless Individuals, authorised in 2016, foreigners can volunteer for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Territorial Protection Forces
“A separate subdivision is being shaped of foreigners entitled the Worldwide Legion for the Territorial Protection of Ukraine. There isn’t any better contribution which you may make for the sake of peace,” the assertion mentioned.
Zelensky known as for worldwide solidarity in opposition to Russia and mentioned within the assertion that Russia’s invasion was “the start of a conflict in opposition to Europe.”
At his press briefing on Saturday morning, Zelensky mentioned: Each buddy of Ukraine who needs to affix Ukraine in defending the nation, please come over. We offers you weapons. Will probably be introduced very shortly, how this may be completed. Everybody who’s defending Ukraine is a hero.”
These excited about registering ought to contact the protection attachés of the Embassies of Ukraine of their respective nations, the assertion mentioned.
The Kyiv Unbiased reporter Illia Ponomarenko tweeted on Saturday that he had obtained over 100 emails from foreigners wanting to affix the battle for Ukraine.
Over the previous few hours or so, I’ve obtained over 100 emails from foreigners, largely retired army, asking me how they will be a part of to battle for Ukraine or in search of tips about sure problems with enlistment.
— Illia Ponomarenko (@IAPonomarenko) February 26, 2022
As heavy assaults proceed throughout the nation, atypical Ukrainians have been taking up arms to battle in opposition to invading Russian forces.