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Ukraine is asking foreigners to help fight Russia. Some are heeding the call, despite enormous risks.

By Annabelle Timsit, Adam Taylor and Amy Cheng

01 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

The government of Ukraine is asking foreign citizens to help fight its war. And some are heeding the call, despite immense personal risk and uncertain legal grounds.

On Tuesday, Ukraine temporarily lifted visa requirements for foreign volunteers who wish to enter the country and join the fight against Russian forces. The move came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky created the International Legion of Territorial Defense over the weekend and called on volunteers to "join the defense of Ukraine, Europe and the world."

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