International Legion of Ukraine to fight Russia: how to join
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On February 27, president Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced the creation of the International Legion of the Territorial Defence Force of Ukraine. Read on to learn how you can join.
Did you know: 40 000 applications from all over the world. How the Ukrainian International Legion works

"Everyone willing to defend the security of Europe and the world can come and stand together with the Ukrainians to fight the 21st-century invaders," Zelenskyi said.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba explained that all foreigners willing to join the International Legion of the Territorial Defence Force can do so by applying at Ukraine’s diplomatic offices in their respective countries.

"Together, we defeated Hitler, and we can defeat Putin," Kuleba wrote on Twitter.

As per the provisions on performing active duty in the Armed Forces of Ukraine for foreigners and stateless persons, foreigners can voluntarily perform an active duty under a contract specifically as a part of the Territorial Defence Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Join the Foreign Legion. If you have the experience and the motivation, you can help protect Ukraine directly by joining the Foreign Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine. Protect freedom & peace in our fight against Russian aggression!

How can you do it?

Step 1. Apply to the Embassy of Ukraine in your country with the intention to join the Foreign Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine (ask a military diplomat or Consul, contact details – on the Embassy website):

There are three ways to apply: 1) come to the Embassy in person; 2) make a phone call; 3) write via email.

Step 2. Specify what documents and clothing (equipment) you need or are recommended to have.

Documents: internal document (ID or passport); passport to travel abroad; documents confirming military service (service in law enforcement agencies) and participation in combat actions; other documents as requested by the military diplomat or Consul.

Step 3. Arrive at the Embassy with documents for an interview with the Defense Attaché and settlement of visa issues with the Consul.

Step 4. Write an application for enlistment in the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for military service under a contract on a voluntary basis (the Defense Attaché assists).

Step 5. Get instructions on how to arrive in Ukraine and instructions on the necessary documents and equipment.

It is recommended, if available, to have military clothing or elements of it, such as equipment, helmet, body armor, etc.

Step 6. Go to Ukraine (via your chosen method, making sure to consult with the Embassy/Consul/Defense Attaché ).

Representatives of Ukrainian Embassies, Consulates (abroad) and Territorial Defense in Ukraine will provide assistance on the way. Contacts will be provided at the Embassy of Ukraine in your country.

Step 7. Upon arrival in Ukraine at the collection point to join the Foreign Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, you will sign the contract and together with fighters from other countries and Ukrainian soldiers, will go on to fight against the Russian occupiers.

To enlist into the International Legion, contact the Defence Attaché with the Embassy of Ukraine in your country.

Embassy of Ukraine in Poland:
Address: Al. J. Ch. Szucha 7, 00-580
Tel.: +48 22 621 39 79

Embassy of Ukraine in Germany:
Address: Albrechtstrasse 26, 10117, Berlin
Tel: +49 (030) 2888 71 16

Consular Department of the Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark:
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +45 81 45 52 60

Embassy of Ukraine in France:
Address: 21, avenue de Saxe, 75007, Paris
Email: [email protected]

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 202-349-2963

Embassy of Ukraine in the UK:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 20 7727 6312

Embassy of Ukraine in Spain:
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +34 917 48 93 60

Embassy of Ukraine in Prague
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +420 233 342 000

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Embassy of Ukraine in Slovakia
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +421 2/592 028 10

Embassy of Ukraine in Croatia
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +385 1 4616 296

Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +36 1 422 4120

Embassy of Ukraine in Romania
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +40 21 230 3660

Embassy of Ukraine in Moldova
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +373 22 582 284

Embassy of Ukraine in Lithuania
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +370 5 212 1536

Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +371 67 243 082

Embassy of Ukraine in Estonia
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +372 601 5815

Embassy of Ukraine in Finland
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +358 9 2289000

Embassy of Ukraine in Sweden
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +46 70 407 61 03

Embassy of Ukraine in Norway
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +47 22 83 55 60

Embassy of Ukraine in Austria
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +43 1 47971720

Embassy of Ukraine in Slovenia
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +386 1 421 06 04

Embassy of Ukraine in Albania
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +355 69 489 8865

Embassy of Ukraine in Greece
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +30 21 0680 0230

Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia
Email: [email protected]
Address: просп. Чавчавадзе, 76-г

Embassy of Ukraine in Netherlands
Email: [email protected]
Address: Zeestraat 78, The Hague, Netherlands

Embassy of Ukraine in Belgium
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +32 2 379 21 11

Embassy of Ukraine in Switzerland
Email: [email protected]

Embassy of Ukraine in Portugal
Email: [email protected]
Address: Av. das Descobertas 18, Lisbon

Embassy of Ukraine in Italy
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +39 06 841 2630

Embassy of Ukraine in Turkey
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +90 212 662 25 41

Embassy of Ukraine in Azerbaijan
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +994 12 449 40 95

Embassy of Ukraine in Kazakhstan
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +7 7172 33 61 92

Embassy of Ukraine in Ireland
Address: 16 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 668 5189

Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 613-230-2961

Embassy of Ukraine in Israel
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +972 3-627-3300