April 2 – 2022 = According to the Canadian National Post quoted by Russia today, the Ukrainian “International Legion” has suspended the recruitment of new members, saying that the Legion lacks weapons, untrained recruits have failed to help, and has helped.
A spokesman for the Ukrainian “International Legion” revealed that although Ukraine once said that volunteers from Western countries were welcome to join the legion, these people lacked experience and were not ready to fight. At present, the recruitment of the International Legion has been suspended. The spokesman also said that there are many reasons for the suspension of recruitment, one of which is the lack of guns.
Boris Wizesnevsky, a former Canadian MP who has been assisting the Legion in screening, said that inexperienced recruits are useless on the front line. “Some people think that they will receive rapid training, get guns and go to the front line. However, if untrained people rush into the front line, there will be various consequences. ”
Canada’s Globe and Mail news website exposed the current situation of foreign mercenaries who went to the war in Ukraine on the 27th, and said that most people ran to Ukraine when they were enthusiastic, and only found that they did not even give guns.
Paul Hughes, a 57-year-old man from Canada, decided to go to Ukraine on a whim. He recalled, “When I crossed the border, I thought they would really pass me a gun.” However, he soon found that the foreign legions were poorly equipped and their organization was very chaotic. “They can’t guarantee that I have weapons, so I chose to leave quickly.”
According to several media, after the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Ukraine promised to grant visa-free access to foreigners willing to join the “International Legion”. However, the Ukrainian military quickly changed its attitude and the conditions for joining the “International Legion” became more picky. Last month (March), the scope of recruitment was narrowed to people with “practical combat experience”.