Citizens urged to refrain from joining Ukrainian military

Citizens urged to refrain from joining Ukrainian military - Seven European Union countries, including France, have urged their citizens to refrain from joining the Ukrainian military resistance against Russia’s invading troops. The justice ministers of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium have said in a statement that they "have unanimously discouraged Europeans from joining" the ranks of voluntary fighters heading to the war in Ukraine, following an appeal by Ukrainian President. After Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February, Zelensky invited foreigners to join an "International Legion" that would fight alongside Ukrainians. On 6th March the Ukrainian foreign ministry said around 20,000 foreigners, mostly Europeans, had answered the call.

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