“We received thousands of applications from people who want protect global security of Vladimir Putin’s regime,” Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said. in statement Monday night.
With the Russian forces bearing down on Kiev Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced Training of a new “international legion” to help defend son country.
He appealed to foreign volunteers to come forward promising them arms for fight against the army ofinvasion.
by Zelensky call for a international the legion carried echoes of the International Brigade, which fought against the fascists – backed by Nazi Germany – in the spanish civil war in the 1930s.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba seemed to encourage the comparison, saying that just as Hitler had finally been defeated, “we will defeat Putin too”.
“Foreigners willing to defend Ukraine and world order in frame of the international legion of Territorial defense of Ukraine, I invite you to contact foreign diplomats missions of Ukraine in your respective countries“, he tweeted.
“Together we defeated Hitler and we will defeat Putin too.”