Around 20,000 people from 52 countries have already volunteered to fight in Ukraine, where they will serve in a newly created international legion, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said.
In a television address on Sunday Dmytro Kuleba said: ‘The whole world today is on Ukraine’s side not only in words but in deeds.’
He did not say how many of the foreign volunteers have arrived in Ukraine.
Kuleba also did not name the home countries of the volunteers, saying that some of them forbid their citizens from fighting for other nations.
He urged Ukrainians living in other countries to begin a campaign to push for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.
Last week Ukraine’s Defense Ministry put out a call for international volunteers in a Facebook post.
It read: ‘JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL LEGION OF TERRITORIAL DEFENSE FORCES OF UKRAINE!
‘If your citizenship other than Ukrainian, but you are standing with Ukraine against Russian invasion. If praying is not enough for you.
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Source: Daily Mail