How can I join the Ukraine foreign legion?

PROTESTS and demonstrations have erupted across the globe in support of Ukraine but there is more action you can take.

Ukraine is calling for freedom fighters and civilians to join their army as they push back against Russia.

How can I join the Ukraine foreign legion?

The foreign minister for Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, has invited people to join Ukraine's fight against Russia.

He said: "Together we defeated Hitler, and we will defeat Putin, too."

If you wish to join them you can contact Ukrainian embassies and tell them you want to fight.

The Embassy of Ukraine in the UK is located in Holland Park in London.

“Foreigners willing to defend Ukraine and world order as part of the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, I invite you to contact foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine in your respective countries," said Kuleba.

This will be a separate volunteer unit made from all international volunteers.

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What has Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said?

President Zelenskyy has remained in Ukraine in a show of solidarity with his citizens.

When offered an escape route he reportedly said: "I need ammo not a ride."

He said: "The fighting goes on in many cities of our state, but we know we are defending our country, our land, and our children's future."

Ukrainian men between the ages of 18 and 60 are being conscripted.

He requested that those who had fled the country return to fight and asked for "friends" of Ukraine to come to their aid.

It is estimated more than 200,000 people have already fled and arrived in neighbouring countries for refuge.

Residential areas of Ukraine are believed to be under attack by Russian forces and a missile has reportedly been shot down that was launched from Belarus.

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