The death of Poles on the Ukrainian front. “Honor their memory!”
“Two Poles: Janusz Szeremeta, alias »Kozak«, and his colleague Krzysztof from the International Legion, died yesterday at the front. Honor to their memory!” Lachowski wrote on Twitter.
— Two Polish soldiers who fought in the International Legion died. These were Poles who, of course, did not fight in the Polish army, but they were volunteers from Poland. They died in combat. One of the Poles, their commander, is wounded. At the moment he is in the hospital – said Lachowski on Polsat News.
— They were motivated to leave, to fight for the freedom not only of Ukraine, as they said, but also for fear that if Ukraine were occupied, something bad could happen in Poland. That’s why they decided to leave their lives here, went there and fought. Well, unfortunately, after half a year of fighting, they died – he continued, saying that the dead were his friends.
Wprost.pl wrote about Kozak in September. Janusz Szeremeta was a platoon leader in the International Legion, he managed a group of about 30 people. In an interview with journalists, he said that he was afraid to go to war.
“But I knew I had to be here, and I found myself here. Now I am a platoon leader, I like doing it and I have my people here, from all over the world, it suits me very well. I also speak Russian, a little Ukrainian, a little Polish, a little English and that helps me. First of all, English, because everyone here speaks English. This is what it looks like, he said.
International Foreign Legion
A few days after the outbreak of war, on February 27, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine would create an international foreign legion for volunteers from abroad. He added that the legion would operate as part of the territorial defense forces.
“Everyone who wants to join the resistance against the Russian occupier and defend world security is invited,” he said.
The response was not long in coming. In March, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities reported that about 20,000 people had arrived in Ukraine. foreign volunteers who wanted to help in the fight against the Russian invader.
— Citizens of 55 countries fight in the ranks of our formation; the largest group are representatives of the USA and Great Britain, followed by Poland, Canada, the Baltic states and northern Europe, including Finland, Damien Magrou, a spokesman for the International Legion for the Defense of Ukraine, who comes from France, informed a month ago.
According to Magrou, the International Legion is an integral part of Ukraine’s armed forces and therefore can be financed by the country’s army.
“This includes all living expenses, soldiers’ salaries, weapons and ammunition. We raise additional funds from private donors, mainly from the West. We spend the money collected by intermediaries on various platforms only on equipment for our fighters, which is not included in the standard equipment of the Ukrainian forces, emphasized the spokesman of the branch.
Sources: Twitter, Polsat News, Wprost.pl, Onet.pl
Creation date: Today, 15:08
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