After the first reports of German volunteers in the so-called Ukrainian “Foreign Legion” ambushing Russian patrols and raiding security posts, a new video now also shows US citizens fighting on the side of Ukraine: The two US citizens show themselves in full battle gear in front of a downed Russian infantry fighting vehicle, both armed with AK-47 assault rifles.
Ukrainian social media professionals obviously want to use this video for their propaganda, they want to show that the whole western world supports their fight against the Russian army. Quote below the video: “American volunteers from a foreign legion in a village liberated from orcs.” The Ukrainians call the soldiers of the invading army “Orcs”.
The two filmed soldiers then call out “Welcome to America” in the video, saying they just shot down this tank.
While the private mercenary army Gruppe Wagner and Chechen mercenaries are conducting special military operations on the Russian side, around 15,000 volunteer fighters from dozens of countries have probably already been integrated into the Ukrainian armed forces. These include simple recruits who have had little war experience up to veterans from the Afghan and Syrian wars, as well as extremely well-trained snipers.