Ukraine's Foreign Legion: Americans and Georgians officially serving in Donbas

23:10, 04 April 2016
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The so-called "Georgian legion" is made up a number of veterans from the former Soviet republic who are now fighting alongside Ukrainian troops. For three Americans now also fighting Russian-backed separatist forces – it was an easy decision to join them, according to Ukraine Today.

Fueled by their losses and their hopes the Georgian volunteer fighters have been taking part in the Russian war against pro-Russian separatists. They've got too much behind them, in particular, their military experience which is precisely on demand here in the frontline. But the door is open not only for Georgians. Several U.S. veterans have joined their armed group. The fact which makes it the very first international unit within Ukrainian ranks, Ukraine Today reports.

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