The United States of America has cautioned its citizens against fighting on Ukraine’s side against Russia.
According to the reports, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, during a press briefing on Friday, warned that citizens who travel to Ukraine and fight with Ukrainian forces will be treated by Russians as “mercenaries” or foreign fighters.
Recalling that Russia had already started this, Price warned that US citizens could face criminal prosecution, capture, or death from Russia for volunteering to fight on Ukraine’s side.
The Spokesman said: “US citizens who travel to Ukraine, especially with the purpose of participating and fighting there, they face significant risks, including the very real risk of capture or death,”
“The United States, as you know, is not able to provide assistance to evacuate US citizens from Ukraine, including those Americans who may decide to travel to Ukraine to participate in the ongoing war”.
The State Department, however, said: “We continue to urge US citizens not to travel to Ukraine for their safety, regardless of the underlying purpose”.