@csrf
Volodymyr Zelenskyy

06.03.2022 Featured Ukraine Taking Foreign Fighters From All Continents Except Africa

Published 6th Mar, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

Fightforua.org, the official website for international soldiers willing to fight for Ukraine, has launched but excludes Africans from registering online.

The website requires volunteers to hold a nationality other than Ukraine or Russia.

IF YOUR CITIZENSHIP IS OTHER THAN UKRAINIAN, BUT YOU ARE STANDING WITH UKRAINE AGAINST THE RUSSIAN INVASION; IF YOU WANT ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN FIGHTING FOR EUROPEAN FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY; IF YOU HAVE COMBAT EXPERIENCE, OR WANT TO GAIN IT STANDING WITH BRAVE UKRAINIAN DEFENDERS…”, the criteria on the website state.

However, a list of countries from which volunteers can join the International Legion of Defence omits all African countries. Countries from every other continent are included, but African nations were conspicuously left out.

Fightforua.org without contact information for Nigeria
Fightforua.org without contact information for Nigeria

China and some other nations that have maintained neutrality in the conflict have contact information included on fightforua.org. No set of criteria have been listed on the available countries.

Contact information for Chinese citizens on fightforua.org
Contact information for Chinese citizens on fightforua.org
An offensive message waiting for Russian citizens on fightforua.org
An offensive message waiting for Russian citizens on fightforua.org

Other nations excluded from the list of countries with contact information for volunteers in the Ukrainian International Legion of Defense include North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines.

Ukraine has been defending its cities from violent attacks of the Russian army and air force since the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy approved the establishment of the International Legion of Defense a few days after the Russian nvasion to bolster the ranks of the Ukrainian military forces.

Published 6th Mar, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

Advertisement

Our Stories

Agent Emmanuel Adelodun Scams N8m From Canadian Visa Seekers in Lagos

Police Officers

‘For Not Being Igbo,’ Police Officer Emeka Arima Beats Entrepreneur to a Pulp

Standard Life Alliance Empowerment

3 Years After Maturity, Standard Alliance Yet to Pay Investor’s N1.7m

KSA

King Sunny Ade Fathered Me 52 Years Ago, Refused DNA Test, Woman Alleges

Gazprom

Russia to Stop Gas Flows to Finland on May 21

Taliban

Taliban Orders Female Broadcasters to Cover Faces When Appearing on TV

Kaduna State University

Student About to Lose NDA Admission Over Kaduna University’s Failure to Process Transcript

N400 Airtime ‘Purchased from Roadside Vendor’ Lands Woman in Police Detention

FairMoney

N40,000 ‘Mysteriously’ Disappears From Realtor’s FairMoney Account

The Late Uzoma Chidera

19-Year-Old Dies in Prison After Errand360 Got Him Arrested Over ‘Bicycle Theft’

Advertisement