The president’s office said in a statement on Sunday that it was training foreign troops to repel Russian forces invading Ukraine. The British Foreign Secretary responded by declaring his support for the British who wanted to fight in Ukraine.
“All foreigners wishing to join the resistance against the Russian occupiers and to maintain global security are invited by the Ukrainian authorities to join the security forces.”, Says the statement of the President of Ukraine. It has been mentioned that a special section will be created under the name of “International Brigade”. Volunteers are invited to visit Ukrainian embassies in their home countries.
On Friday, President Volodymyr Zhelensky called on Europeans with war experience to go to Ukraine to fight the Russian military. A call already echoed in the UK, as British Secretary of State Liz Trousers said she would ‘fully’ support British citizens who choose to travel to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion. He answered a question on the BBC channel: “This is something that the people can make their own decisions. The people of Ukraine are fighting for freedom and democracy, not just for Ukraine, but throughout Europe. If the people want to support this struggle, I will support their approach.”
The international brigade that President Jelensky wants to create is reminiscent of the international forces that fought the fascists during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. In the past, questions have been raised about leaving the British to fight with strangers. In 2014, the Crown Prosecution Service warned that British nationals who had left Syria to fight in the civil war were at risk of being prosecuted, even if they joined forces with rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
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