Ukraine launches website for foreign volunteers who want to help the country defend freedom and integrity


A website for foreigners who want to help Ukraine defend freedom and territorial integrity by repelling invading Russian military will soon be operational, the Ukrainian president’s press service reported on Saturday.

“The website will soon be launched, which will contain all the necessary information for citizens of foreign countries who wish to join the International Defense Legion of Ukraine,” the press service said.

After Russia launched a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and from the first days began to strike civilians and infrastructure, the Ukrainian state called on foreigners to join our fight for the peace and democracy in Europe and in the world.

In particular, by decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky, from March 1, 2022, a visa-free regime for entering Ukraine was introduced for citizens of foreign states wishing to join the International Defense Legion of Ukraine , with the exception of citizens of the aggressor State.

“Foreigners who want to help Ukraine can find detailed step-by-step instructions on the website on how to join the just fight against the aggressor. In particular, to join the Legion of international defense of Ukraine, you should contact the Embassy of Ukraine in your state with the appropriate intention and clarify what documents and clothing (equipment) are required or recommended,” the president’s office said.

After that you will have to pass an interview at the embassy with a defense attaché and apply for a visa from the consul. Then an application is submitted for conscription into the Armed Forces of Ukraine for voluntary military service under a contract.

“After that, the legionnaire will receive instructions on moving to Ukraine, the necessary documents and equipment. It is recommended, if necessary, to take with you a military kit, such as clothes or its elements, equipment, a helmet, body armor, etc,” the president’s office said.

The head of state’s office said that, if necessary, representatives of embassies and consulates of Ukraine will provide assistance on the way.

“Arriving at the assembly point in Ukraine, the legionnaire signs a contract and joins the International Defense Legion of Ukraine. After that, he is ready to join the battle with the invaders with fighters from all over the world and Ukrainian soldiers” , said the Office of the President said.


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