Senegal: Foreign Ministry declares illegal an article on war volunteers in Ukraine

Senegal: Foreign Ministry declares illegal an article on war volunteers in Ukraine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Senegal said a Facebook post by Ukraine’s embassy that called on Senegalese volunteers to enlist in the fight against Russia was illegal.

In a statement, the ministry said recruitment of volunteers, mercenaries and other foreign fighters was illegal in the country and punishable by law.

Ukrainian ambassador Yurii Pyvovarov was summoned to the ministry to explain Thursday’s post.

After verifying its legitimacy, he was asked to take it down, the statement said.

It did not mention if further action would be taken.

Senegal was among 17 African countries that abstained from voting at the UN General Assembly on a resolution deploring Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and calling for the immediate withdrawal of its forces.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.