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The Czech Republic’s chief on Wednesday has accepted requests from greater than 100 of its residents to hitch Ukraine’s army within the conflict in opposition to Russia.
Czech residents are banned from service in overseas armies – against the law punishable by a jail time period of as much as 5 years.
However Czech President Milos Zeman has accepted requests from 103 Czech civilians wanting to assist Ukraine within the struggle, in response to the Related Press.
These 103 are from a complete of some 400 Czechs who’ve utilized for an exemption from the ban, in response to the Protection Ministry.
Authorities nonetheless should course of many of the requests.
It’s additionally not clear what number of Czech nationals have already been preventing on the Ukrainian facet in opposition to invading Russian troops.
The president’s approval must be co-signed by Prime Minister Petr Fiala who mentioned by means of his spokesman he would signal all requests which have been accepted by the Czech authorities.
Russia’s conflict in Ukraine has now lasted 77 days.
The Related Press contributed to this report.