Ukraine opens entry to foreign war volunteers as White House rules out no-fly zone
Ukraine’s president has signed a decree temporarily lifting the requirement for entry visas for any foreigner willing to join Ukraine’s international defence legion and fight on Ukraine’s side against invading Russian troops.
Zelenskyy’s decree takes effect on Tuesday and will remain in effect as long as martial law is in place.
Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that implementing a no-fly zone over Ukraine would be a step towards sending US troops to fight Russia.
“A no-fly zone would require implementation,” she said, adding it would require “deploying US military to enforce, which would be … potentially a direct conflict, and potentially a war with Russia, which is something we are not planning to be a part of”.