A decree was published on the official website of the President of Ukraine, according to which two Poles were honored with orders “for courage”. Janusz Szeremeta and Krzysztof Tyfel fought as volunteers in the International Legion on the Ukrainian front.
We read in the statement that President Volodymyr Zelensky decided to distinguish them for “personal courage in defending the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military pledge.”
The Order “Courage” is a Ukrainian state decoration established in 1996. It can be issued to foreigners or non-statutory persons.
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“I knew I was meant to be here, I found myself here”
Wprost.pl wrote about Cossack in September last year. Janusz Szeremeta was a platoon leader in the International Legion, managing a group of about 30 men. In an interview with journalists, he said that he was afraid to go to war.
“But I knew I wanted to be here, I found myself here. Now I’m the leader of a platoon, I want to do it, my people are here from all over the world, it suits me very well. I’m Russian, a little Ukrainian, a little Polish, a little English. Speaking, it helps me. English first, because everyone here speaks English. That’s what it looks like.
International Foreign Legion
A few days after the outbreak of war, on February 27, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine would create an international foreign corps for volunteers from abroad. He also said that the brigade will function as part of the regional security forces.
“All those who want to join the resistance against Russian aggression and protect world security are invited,” he said.
The answer was not long in coming. In March, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities reported that about 20,000 people had arrived in Ukraine. Foreign volunteers who wanted to help in the struggle against the Russian invader.
– Citizens of 55 countries are fighting in the ranks of our formation; The largest group was representatives of the United States and Great Britain, followed by Poland, Canada, the Baltic states and northern Europe, including Finland, Damien Magrou, a spokesman for the International Legion for the Protection of Ukraine from France, said in the fall.
According to Makru, the International Legion is an integral part of Ukraine’s armed forces, so it can be funded by the country’s military.
“This includes living expenses, salaries of soldiers, arms and ammunition. We raise additional funds from private donors, mainly from the West. We spend the money collected by intermediaries at various sites only on equipment for our fighters, which is not included in the standard equipment of the Ukrainian forces, the spokesperson of the branch emphasized.
proof’s: President.gov.ua, Onet, Wprost
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