Ukrainian army foreign volunteers can now serve for up to 10 years

2 August, 07:09 PM
International Legion fighters (Photo:International Legion of Defense of Ukraine/Facebook)

International Legion fighters (Photo:International Legion of Defense of Ukraine/Facebook)

Foreign nationals serving in Ukraine’s Armed Forces can now opt for 10-year contracts, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy decreed on Aug. 1.

It means that foreign nationals can now sign up to serve for anything between one and ten years, provided they still meet the corresponding age criteria.

International fighters are also now eligible for annual paid leave, with its duration depending on their service time. However, the leave can be canceled under martial law and general mobilization.

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President Zelenskyy urged foreign volunteers to come and join the fight against Russian aggression on Feb. 27, thereby establishing Ukraine’s International Legion.

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