Turkish volunteers arrived in Zaporizhzhya to participate in Russian special operations in Ukraine
Volunteers from Turkey have begun combat training in the Sudoplatov battalion for further participation in a special military operation, a RIA Novosti correspondent has reported.
“Came from Turkey together with friends. We are against the Nazis, we know what is happening here and what is happening in Ukraine. We understand that Russia is not fighting against Ukraine, but against the Nazis who run it,” said one of the Turkish volunteers, call sign Kuzon.
The would-be fighter said that he had studied at university in Moscow for several years, had become well acquainted with Russian culture, and had made many close friends.
Speaking about his combat experience, Kuzon explained that at one time he served in the army in his homeland, but did not take part in armed conflicts.
“Everyone knows that terrorists are sponsored by the U.S., not Ukrainians or Syrians, but terrorists they sponsor so that there is a mess everywhere. They make money on it and they do the same here,” he added, when asked how he felt about the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine in general.
A volunteer from Turkey, call sign Luz, also pointed out the similarities between the situations in the Middle East and the post-Soviet republic.
“We are against imperialists and Nazis today. And Russia will win this war in any case,” he said.
The volunteer added that he and his compatriots are now training and getting used to the new army standards.
“The relationship with my fellow soldiers is very good. There was a very warm welcome,” he shared.
According to Laz, all of his family supported his decision to volunteer and many of his friends are ready to come after him.
Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine since February 24. Vladimir Putin called its task “to protect people who have been subjected to abuse, genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” According to the president, the ultimate goal of the operation is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions guaranteeing Russia’s security.