MELITOPOL, February 11. /TASS/. Several thousands of volunteers from various countries, including Western ones, are seeking to take part in Russia’s special military operation, Vladimir Rogov, the leader of the movement We Are Together With Russia, told TASS on Saturday.
The list of countries includes not only former Soviet republics, or Mideastern and Latin American countries, he said. "These are not only [people from] former Soviet republics, but there are citizens of the developed world - the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Middle Eastern and Latin American countries, including Brazil and Argentina," Rogov specified. If these people can access Russia after necessary checks, several thousands of volunteers can join the special op in the near term, he added.
"Their motivation is quite strong, they would like to preserve traditional society and help Russia, they want to battle Nazism," Rogov explained as he underscored that their assistance would be both on battlefield and in the field of information. Also, the bulk of those people have some combat experience and hold a license to carry arms, and their participation might undermine the morale of the enemy, the politician said.
Earlier, Rogov said that volunteers from more than 40 countries were seeking to sign up for action as part of the special military op, and to fight on the side of Russia. According to Rogov, people that want to join the military operation face logistical problems and this issue requires a solution at the government level.