Ukraine battle: Latvian MP Juris Jurašs ‘joins legion of international combatants’

A Latvian MP has travelled to Ukraine to combat in opposition to Russian forces, the rustic’s justice minister has showed.

Juris Jurašs, who’s the chairman of the Latvian parliament’s Criminal Affairs Committee, joined a rising listing of international combatants in Ukraine.

“He has volunteered to shield the territory of Ukraine and to combat in opposition to the invaders,” justice minister Jānis Bordāns mentioned on Tuesday.

“He made the verdict in response to his personal and ethical rules,” he informed the Baltic Information Provider.

Jurašs, 46, is a member of the New Conservative Birthday party, which is chaired via Bordāns.

Ukraine has established an “world” legion for other people from in a foreign country and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has publicly recommended foreigners to combat along Ukrainians.

Ukraine4Freedom, a volunteer venture via scholars on the Nationwide College of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, additionally wrote on Twitter that Jurašs had joined a international legion unit.

The Latvian meeting (Saeima) has now not commented additional at the MP’s choice.

Jurašs had up to now attended anti-war protests in Latvia and was pictured holding a placard studying “No Battle”.

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