Israelis invited by Ukrainian embassy to participate in the war against Russia

"Dear compatriots ... The Embassy has begun the formation of lists of volunteers who wish to participate in the protection of Ukraine from the Russian military aggression!"

Ukrainian army soldiers are seen on an armoured vehicle, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised a military operation, in eastern Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, February 24, 2022. (photo credit: REUTERS/ANTONIO BRONIC)
Ukrainian army soldiers are seen on an armoured vehicle, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised a military operation, in eastern Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, February 24, 2022.
(photo credit: REUTERS/ANTONIO BRONIC)

The Ukrainian Embassy said Israelis who wish to travel to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion could do so, even giving contact information.

“Urgent! To the attention of persons who wish to participate in the protection of Ukraine from Russian military aggression!” the embassy’s Facebook post on Saturday began. “Dear compatriots, brothers and all caring citizens of Israel and other countries who are currently in Israel! The embassy has begun the formation of lists of volunteers who wish to participate in combat actions against the Russian aggressor.”

The message said that “if you are ready to defend the sovereignty of Ukraine, please send... your CV to email address [email protected] In the message, mention your ID, citizenship, date of birth, foreign passport number, military specialty and contacts for communication. The embassy will inform you regarding further measures.”

 Ukrainian service members look for unexploded shells after a fighting with Russian raiding group in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the morning of February 26, 2022, according to Ukrainian service personnel at the scene.  (credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images) Ukrainian service members look for unexploded shells after a fighting with Russian raiding group in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the morning of February 26, 2022, according to Ukrainian service personnel at the scene. (credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

There are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukrainian descent in Israel, many of whom have served in the IDF.

Israeli media in recent days interviewed several Israelis with Ukrainian citizenship who are currently in Ukraine and have already volunteered for combat.