BRITS last night was allowed to take up arms against Vladimir Putin in Ukraine as the world rallied in support of the besieged nation.
Secretary of State Liz Truss told volunteers who wanted to join the fight: “If people want to support that fight, I’ll help them do it.”
She has supported Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has called on people across the globe to participate International Legion to see off Russian forces.
His foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, said: “We will defeat Hitler together, and we will defeat him.” Putinalso.”
Support those who want to answer call to arms“It’s something people can decide for themselves,” Ms. Truss said.
“Ukrainian people are fighting for freedom and democracy, not only for Ukraine but also for Europe.
“Absolutely, if people want to support that struggle, I’ll support them in doing so.”
Yesterday, Kyiv’s ambassador to London Vadym Prystaiko said many volunteers had signed up to join the fight.
“We have a large number of people coming in, just bombarding us, asking to let them join,” he said.
“You won’t believe it – not only Ukrainians, but from all countries are asking how can we get in?”
Foreign Office sources say they don’t want Britons not to travel – but that won’t stop them heading to the “fight for freedom and democracy” battlefield.
Whitehall insiders said they don’t expect those who go abroad to fight to face prosecution on their return – unlike those who went to Syria during their civil war.
This appeal echoes the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s, when some 4,000 Britons went out to fight Nazism – including Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four author George Orwell.
But The website of the Ukrainian embassy in London is currently down – meaning the British could not use it to sign up for a foreign legion.
A message pops up for anyone trying to log in to the site saying “unreachable”.
Elsewhere, Britons across the country showed solidarity with Ukraine by attending demos, church services and making donations.
Former Chelsea star Andriy Shevchenko, a Ukrainian, joined a protest at Trafalgar Square in central London after accusing Mr. Putin of invading his homeland.
In Nottingham, members of the congregation wiped away tears as the Ukrainian national anthem was sung at the conclusion of a service by the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Hundreds of thousands of people have also taken to the streets in Berlin, Brussels and other Western capitals to express anger at Putin’s warming.
It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches a new flash operation to hunt down Kremlin cash stashed in London.
The Economic Crimes Bill will be rushed through Parliament to prevent Putin’s dirty money from being stashed and laundered through the London residences of his supporters.
“We are moving faster and harder to tear down the facade that supporters of Putin’s extermination campaign have long hidden,” Johnson said.
“Putin supporters have been noticed – there will be nowhere to hide your undeserved achievements.”
Ms. Truss also said she was preparing a list of Russian oligarchs to be targeted with sanctions in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to target financiers’ private jets, we’re going to target their assets, we’re going to be targeting other properties that they have and won’t have,” she said. Which to hide.”
It came after EU leaders stopped bickering and finally imposed tough sanctions on the Kremlin – removing Moscow’s banks from the Swift international payment system, banning Russian planes from flying out. from their airspace and cancel Putin’s propaganda channels.
The EU also imposed new sanctions on Russia’s central bank – freezing 225 billion euros held in European banks.
Oil giant BP has given up £10.4bn 20% of its stake in Kremlin defense firm Rosneft after coming under pressure from ministers.
Chief Executive Officer Bernard Looney also resigned from the board with “immediate effect.”
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