Come and Fight for Us, Ukraine Tells Nigerians, Others As It Opens Entry to Foreign War Volunteers

Come and Fight for Us, Ukraine Tells Nigerians, Others As It Opens Entry to Foreign War Volunteers

  • Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called for volunteers who are ready to fight for Ukraine from all over the world
  • As a result of this, the Ukrainian president signed a decree temporarily lifting the requirement for entry visas for any foreigner willing to join Ukraine’s defence
  • Zelenskyy’s decree takes effect Tuesday and will remain in effect as long as martial law is in place

Fighters from around the world who are interested in fighting for Ukraine in the ongoing invasion by Russian forces can now come to the country.

This comes as Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s president signed a decree temporarily lifting the requirement for entry visas for any foreigner willing to join Ukraine’s International Defense Legion, Aljazeera reports.

Ukraine opens entry to foreign war volunteers
Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a meeting with British PM Boris Johnson (not pictured) at the 2022 Munich Security Conference on February 19, 2022. Photo credit: Matt Dunham - Pool
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Zelenskyy’s decree takes effect Tuesday and will remain in effect as long as martial law is in place.

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Authorities in Kiev confimed that dozens of civilians have been killed and hundreds wounded in what has been described as one of the most-serious attacks since the war began five days ago.

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In a related development, the governments of Romania and Hungary have approved visa-free access to all Nigerians coming from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

This good news was made public by the federal government through the ministry of foreign affairs in a statement on Sunday, February 27.

In the statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, Nigerians in Ukraine were advised to flee to the Hungarian Zahony border and Romanian Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County, and Maramures borders.

Source: Legit.ng

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