Mixed American Americans Respond to Calls to Fight for Ukraine

The six Americans were part of a 10-man special operations team that agreed to fight in Ukraine following the invasion by Russian forces last week.

According to a report, the group is responding to a request from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to assist volunteers in his country’s battle against its much more powerful neighbor.

In addition to the six Americans, three British and one German make up the force. All 10 have special operational and combat experience.

“They want to be among the first to officially join the International Corps for the Defense of Ukraine, which Zelensky announced on Sunday,” according to the message reviewed by BuzzFeed News.

The report adds: “Two former US infantry officers are also planning to travel to Ukraine to provide ‘leadership’ to the group.

The news comes as the Ukrainian leader announced the creation of an International Territorial Defense Corps that will allow non-Ukrainian citizens to join the effort.

“Anyone who wants to participate in the defense of Ukraine, Europe and the world can fight alongside the Ukrainians against Russian war criminals,” Zelensky said.

“A separate division is being created of foreigners called the International Corps for the Defense of Ukraine. There is no greater contribution you can make to peace,” he added.

During Saturday’s briefing with the media, Zelensky invited “every friend of Ukraine” to participate.

“All friends of Ukraine who want to protect the country with Ukraine, please come over. We will give you weapons. It will be announced shortly, how this can be done. Everyone who is defending Ukraine is a hero,” he said.

“Foreigners who are ready to defend Ukraine and the world order as part of the International Corps for the Defense of Ukraine, I invite you to contact the foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine in the countries of the future. response,” Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba added on Twitter on Saturday.

While Ukraine’s leaders can expect mostly volunteers to come from Europe, more and more Americans have shown an interest in joining the war.

Newsweek reported, “Many veterans contacted the Military Times news service, asking how they could join the fight.”

The International Territorial Defense Corps requires the following steps to join:

Step 1. Contact the Ukrainian Embassy in your country with the intention of joining the International Corps for the Defense of Ukraine.

Step 2. Get summary information about what documents and equipment (equipment) you will require.

Step 3. Report to the embassy with the same set of documents for interview with defense attache and visa application – with consul.

Step 4. Write an application to join the territorial defense force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on a voluntary basis under a contract (supported by the defense attaché).

Step 5. Get instructions on how to get to Ukraine, necessary documents and equipment.

Step 6. Enter Ukraine in the designated manner.

Step 7. Upon arrival at the assembly point in Ukraine, join the Foreign Legion for the Defense of Ukraine (contract) and join the soldiers of other countries and Ukrainian soldiers in the fight against the Russian invaders.

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Jake Nichol

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