Ramallah: The Embassy of Ukraine in Israel has issued a letter in which they pleaded for Israelis and other volunteers to register and join the fight against invading Russian troops.
According to the statement issued on February 26, “If you are willing to defend Ukraine’s sovereignty, please send us a message.”
The Embassy posted a post on Facebook in which they stated: “Urgent message to those wishing to partake in defence of Ukraine from Russian aggression. All our compatriots, interested Israeli citizens and citizens of other countries are now in Israel. The Embassy has begun compiling a list of volunteers interested in participating in the fight against Russian aggression.
“If you are ready to support Ukrainian liberation, please send us a message.”
The Ukrainian embassy in Tel Aviv is asking IDF vets to volunteer to protect "@Ukraine from Russian military aggression!" Those interested should send ID #, citizenship, DOB, passport number, military specialty & contacts to defendUKRinISR@gmail.com. pic.twitter.com/lqiCnmeE66
— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) February 26, 2022
They tied the email address for volunteers to send their details, passport numbers and miliary qualifications.
There are hundreds of thousands of people of Ukrainian heritage in Israel, some of whom have functioned in the Israel Defense Forces.
The media have questioned several Israelis with Ukrainian citizenship in Ukraine who have already volunteered and joined the fight in recent days.
“This statement is more honest than practical and aims to make the Russians aware that Israel is on the side of Ukraine,” political analyst Majdi Al-Halabi said.