What Is Ukrainian Foreign Legion?
Over 500 Indians from across the country, including some veterans, have submitted applications volunteering to join the International Legion created to fight Russian forces in Ukraine, diplomatic sources said
- The International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine is also known as the Ukrainian Foreign Legion.
- It is a volunteer foreign legion military unit created by the Government of Ukraine on the request of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to fight in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- It would function under the territorial defence squad.
- It is one of several Ukrainian volunteer battalions formed since 2014.
- One Indian has, so far, joined the Ukraine International Legion.
- Indian domestic law clearly states such an act is punishable under Chapter VI, Section 121-130 of the Indian Penal Code (offences against the state).
- They are punished under the section “Committing depredation on territories of power at peace with the Government of India”.