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A volunteer who fought for Ukraine was detained in Switzerland

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun17,2024

A volunteer who fought for Ukraine was detained in Switzerland

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Swiss citizen John Neidhart, who fought against Russian troops on the side of Ukraine for two years as part of the International Legion, was arrested in Bern.

As the Swiss publication Blick writes, whose journalists were present on June 14 If Neidhart is detained, according to local laws he faces up to three years in prison for serving in a foreign army, Hromadske reports.

John Neidhart, 36, who was a machine gunner in the Ukrainian army for two years, did this voluntarily to further draw attention to Ukraine during the Peace Summit, which took place in Switzerland.

The summit itself, according to Neidhart, is not should be taken seriously, since Ukraine must be given the opportunity to win on the battlefield.

— This conference — joke. If you really want to help Ukraine, you must give it the opportunity to defeat the Russians militarily. You must first break the Russians, and then negotiate with them, and not vice versa— he believes.

Neidhart is from Zurich, worked as a high school teacher, and on March 9, 2022 he joined the International Legion, with which he participated in the counter-offensive in the Kharkov region, in the battle for Kupyansk and fought for a long time near Bakhmut.

In February, the military justice of Switzerland opened a case against Neidhart, but the man is not afraid of prison and jokingly adds:

— After more than two years at the front, I can sleep anywhere.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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