The Hill: Veterans should volunteer to train soldiers in Ukraine


Ukraine’s mobilization law lowering conscription age from 27 to 25 took effect May 18. The embattled country’s military and political leadership hope that this will create enough manpower to fill gaps and continue to hold the Russian hordes at bay. Bolstered by new equipment and ammunition from the West, the country fights on.

What’s the best way to help? Bodying up — volunteering. That comes with many costs, though, particularly for foreigners: Pay is low, there are complicated laws to navigate and this isn’t simply a war of self-defense, but a very dangerous conflict in which the odds of being badly hurt or killed are high.

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