May 25, 2022

Numerous foreign volunteers leave Ukraine after Russian strike on international base

Several international volunteers who entered Ukraine to serve in the battle against Russia have returned to Poland after a missile strike on their training base, according to reports.

Approximately 30 cruise missiles hit the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, just 15 miles from the border of Poland, over the weekend, with numerous deaths among the international volunteers.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the violence by Russia.

“We condemn the Russian Federation’s missile attack on the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in Yavoriv, close to Ukraine’s border with Poland. The brutality must stop,” he said in a statement.

The thousands of foreign fighters are now being challenged, with some not up for the test. Despite some leaving, many others remain, devoted to helping Ukraine defend its homeland.

The brutal strike by Russia is unlikely its last, but served as the first major action against those seeking to help Ukraine in its resistance effort.

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