Senegal calls Ukraine embassy war recruitment post illegal

Senegal’s foreign ministry condemned as illegal a Facebook post by Ukraine’s embassy that called for Senegalese volunteers to join its fight against Russia, the ministry said in a statement.

Recruitment of volunteers, mercenaries and other foreign fighters is illegal in Senegal and punishable by law, the statement said.

Ukrainian ambassador Yurii Pyvovarov was summoned to the ministry to explain the post, where after verifying its legitimacy he was asked to take it down, the statement said. It was not immediately clear if additional actions would be taken.


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