JUST IN: Nigerian Volunteers Ready To Fight Against Russia Salary Finally Revealed – Ukrainian Embassy
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Nigerian Volunteers Ready To Fight Against Russia Salary Finally Revealed
The Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria says Nigerians who are willing to travel to Ukraine to fight Russian forces must be willing to recieve $3,300 per month, IgbereTV reports.
According to a volunteer who revealed the Ukrainian Embassy official statement,
“They said we should provide evidence of military experience, passports and $1,000 for tickets and others. When I asked what the salary is, the guy first said $7,000 and later changed it to $3,300 per month. I showed him my military and training certificates.”
When asked why he wants to go to Ukraine, Adikwu said he needed money to take care of his family including six children He said, “I want to go to Ukraine because I am a military man. I fought in Liberia. I fought in Sierra Leone. I was part of the 33 Battalion.
I was trained by Ukrainian soldiers when I was in the United Nations in Kosovo on how to shoot and drive APC tanks. I can drive it very well. “So, when I heard about Ukraine and the way people are trooping in… I am a farmer. I don’t have anything. I am a fighter.
They said they will pay us so I am ready to fight so that I can get paid and take care of my family. I will also bring glory to the name of Nigeria as a worthy ambassador.” Adikwu, who was accompanied by other dismissed soldiers, said they were not afraid of Russian forces.
“We are not scared.
It was David that killed Goliath with only a tool. So, I believe my going to Ukraine will give them victory Another applicant, Nkem Ndueche, who is from Anambra State, said he was fluent in Russian having attended a Russian military academy in 2007, said he was willing to fight on the side of Ukraine. Ndueche added that his wife was against him travelling to fight for Ukraine but he would travel nonetheless for the sake of honour.
“I am 101 percent to fight for Ukraine. It is wrong for someone to invade another person’s land. That is what Putin is doing and we want to defend Ukraine. I was in the military academy in Russia. I have what it takes. I even served the Nigerian Army briefly too,” he said. In an interview, the Second Secretary at the Ukrainian Embassy to Nigeria, Bohdan Soltys, said it would be difficult for Nigerians to travel to Ukraine now since the airspace had been shut due to the war.