Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Sunday, March 6, 2022
Ukraine says 20,000 volunteers from 52 countries sign up to fight
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says more than 20,000 people from 52 countries have already volunteered to fight in Ukraine, where they will serve in a newly created international legion. He does not say how many of the foreign volunteers have arrived in Ukraine.
“The whole world today is on Ukraine’s side not only in words but in deeds,” Kuleba says on Ukrainian television Sunday night.
He did not name the home countries of the volunteers, saying that some of them forbid their citizens from fighting for other countries.
Kuleba also urges Ukrainians living in other countries to begin a campaign to push for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.