Liz Truss supports Brits going to fight against Russia as Ukraine sets up Foreign Legion for ‘international volunteers’
The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday he is establishing a foreign “international” legion for volunteers from overseas.
The British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Sunday that she “absolutely” supports Brits wanting to go to Ukraine to fight against Russian forces.
Zelensky called for foreigners to help the Ukrainian forces, he said, “Every friend of Ukraine who wants to join Ukraine in defending the country please come over, we will give you weapons.”
Truss was asked on BBC’s Sunday Morning if she supports this, she said, “I do support that. Of course that is something people can make their own decisions about.
“The people of Ukraine are fighting for freedom and democracy, not just for Ukraine but for the whole of Europe, because that is what President Putin is challenging.
“And absolutely, if people want to support that struggle, I would support them in doing that.”
Truss told Sky News’s Trevor Phillips on Sunday programme that the war in Ukraine could last for “years.”
“I fear this will be long haul, the UK absolutely stands by Ukraine through this very long and difficult conflict.
“This could be a number of years.”