This page exists as a resource for anyone considering joining the International Legion in Ukraine. The International Legion for Defense of Ukraine (ILDU) is a front-line unit within Ukraine’s military, helping protect the country from Russian aggression. The Legion accepts non-Ukrainian English-speakers with military training who can pass a background check and basic physical and mental assessments.

The primary focus of this information is the main, official Legion, the International Legion for Defense of Ukraine (ILDU) but most of the information on this page can be applied to any of the many International Legions in the country.

If you are a currently serving or former Legionaire, feel free to suggest edits to this information to reflect your experiences in the Legion.

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