Mykhailo Vydoinyk, Ukraine’s ambassador to Denmark, has called on all Ukrainians in Denmark who are ready and able to return home to return and help fight the Russian forces. He even told TV2 that if it comes to that, then he goes himself.
His speech echoes that of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“In defense of our country, we will hand out weapons to anyone who wants and has the capacity to defend our sovereignty,” he said after the start of Russia’s invasion yesterday morning.
Their calls to join the Ukrainian army have been heeded by Danish-based Ukrainians such as Yaroslav Potnoy, who was also interviewed by TV2.
If his passport was not stuck in Kiev, he said, he would definitely go and join his father to defend his country.
The help that came too late
The ambassador is grateful for all the support the citizens have shown so far – especially those who took part in a demonstration in front of the embassy.
Unfortunately, this does not change the fact that aid from the Danish government and other western countries came too late.
“I would have preferred the support to come a little earlier when our president asked EU leaders to impose preventive sanctions against Russia,” he told DR.
He has called on the EU and NATO to step up their efforts.
“We need sanctions that hit the Russian economy and Putin’s regime. In addition, we need military support and weapons to protect our country. And finally financial support and humanitarian aid, ”he said.
Ukraine is neither a member of the EU nor NATO.
Source: The Nordic Page
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