Connect with us


Russian Invasion: Ukraine opens global recruitment program for Nigerians, others



Ukraine has appealed to citizens of the world to join in the ongoing fight against Russia.


President Volodymyr Zelensky, in a statement on Sunday, accused Russia of killing civilians and praised Ukrainians for having the courage to defend themselves.

“All citizens of the world, friends of Ukraine, peace and democracy,” Mr Zelensky said. “Anyone who wants to join the defense of Ukraine, Europe and the world can come and fight side by side with the Ukrainians against the Russian war criminals.”


The statement added that those who wish to join should contact the Defense Attache of the Embassy of Ukraine in their countries.


Ukraine, in the statement, noted military regulations that acknowledged the right of foreigners to join its Armed Forces for military service under Contract on a voluntary basis.

“According to Regulation on Military Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine by citizens of their countries and stateless persons approved by Decree of the President of Ukraine # 248 of June 10, 2016, foreigners have the right to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine for military service under Contract of a voluntary basis to be included in the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees says over 150,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s assault began on Thursday.

READ ALSO:   ''We don't want the bridge to collapse''- FG speaks on why 3MB is being shut for six months

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandin, said in a tweet on Saturday that half of all Ukrainian refugees had crossed into Poland, and many others have gone to Hungary, Moldova and Romania.

United Nations aid agencies had earlier warned that fuel, cash and medical supplies were dwindling in Ukraine, which could lead up to five million people fleeing the country.

Top Stories11 hours ago

Download Full Peter Obi Manifesto PDF For 2023 Election

Lifestyle & Fashion14 hours ago


Business and Brands16 hours ago

Bloom Buddy redefines Nigeria’s executive health and forges strategic corporate alliance

News16 hours ago

‘Ooni Of Ife And I Have Things In Common’ – Regina Daniels’ Husband, Ned Nwoko Explains

Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 26 September 2021 (Black Market Rate)
Top Stories18 hours ago

Black Market Dollar To Naira Today 4 December 2022

Top Stories18 hours ago

Breaking: 2023: APC Releases Snapshot Of Tinubu’s American Visa(Photo)

Top Stories18 hours ago

Tinubu: Nollywood Actor Olaiya Igwe breaks silence over unclad video (Video)

News18 hours ago

Peter Obi Manifesto For 2023 Election That Will Herald #NewNigeria(FULL DOCUMENT)

News18 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Stephen Thompson’s corner stoppage TKO of Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 42

Top Stories18 hours ago

2023 Presidency: APC addresses claims that US denied Bola Tinubu visa

Top Stories18 hours ago

DHQ Speaks On Military Forcing Rescued Women To Abort Pregnancies, Others

Tech19 hours ago

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says it’s ‘baffling’ FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried isn’t ‘in custody already’

Top Stories19 hours ago

Skyrocketing slurs, racism, and antisemitic content on Twitter may encourage domestic terrorists, report warns: ‘Violence is inevitable’

Entertainment19 hours ago

Nick Cannon Hospitalized With Pneumonia Amid Ongoing Lupus Battle

Entertainment19 hours ago

Emotional Stella Damasus Remembers Late Husband, Jaiye Aboderin 18 Years After(VIDEO)

Also Read...