Fedir Shandor, a Ukrainian professor at Uzhhorod National University believes one way to prove his patriotism is to join the troops of his motherland in the war against the invading Russian forces.
According to NBC News, Professor Shandor found some time recently to deliver a lecture from the frontlines of the ravaging war.
The international online newspaper noted that the lecturer-turned soldier was seen dressed in full military attire with his assault rifle, giving his students a lecture on the hot subject of tourism.
Confirming this, the university in a statement noted that Shandor had enlisted in Ukraine's army from the onset of the war.
The statement said:
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“Well, lectures to students are sacred, they can not be missed."
He added in the statement:
“If there are sounds of shelling somewhere in the background, they do not affect the lecture,” Shandor said in the university statement.
“The sound is like a tractor driving nearby. I always give lectures near the dugout. Just now there was shelling, I went to the dugout and continued the lecture.”
Speaking on this laudable gesture of nationalism, Ukraine's Defence via its verified Twitter handle said of Shandor:
"This is Prof. Fedir Shandor, giving a lecture to students. An ethnic Hungarian from the westernmost part of .
"A serviceman of the #UaArmy who has volunteered to defend and is currently serving 1,000 km from his home. This is what the pride of European civilization looks like."
I cannot join the war just to become a citizen, says Nigerian man as he speaks on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
A Nigerian has said he would not accept to fight on behalf of Ukraine in exchange for citizenship in the European country.
The man said no matter how bad things are in Nigeria, he still thinks the nation made him what he was and won't take up arms against Russia in favour of Ukraine.
Nigeria is always my home
The Nigerian man who spoke to LegitTV maintained that Nigeria is always his home despite the threat of insecurity in the country. When asked if he would come back if he were to be in Ukraine currently, he said:
"Definitely, I will come back because Nigeria is always my home. Like the threat of insecurity and what is actually going on there, it is not wise to actually stay there. So I will like to come back to Nigeria..."