U.S. Marine Corps Bars Servicemen From Travelling to Ukraine

The U.S. Marine Corps issued what is considered a ‘first order of its kind’ in barring its personnel from traveling to Ukraine and the neighboring countries of Belarus and Moldova. 

Captain Ryan Bruce, a spokesperson for the Marine Corps, confirmed this Marine administrative message service, according to a report from Newsweek. 

The Marine administrative message also includes its reservists. 

Marine Corps Spokesperson Major Jim Stenger, also confirmed this to Newsweek, adding that the goal was to communicate the State Department’s March 8 message directly to Marines and Sailors. 

Last March 8, a Level 4- Do Not Travel advisory was issued to U.S. citizens against traveling to Ukraine citing armed conflict and COVID-19 as reasons. 

Earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s called for volunteers to help them in combatting Russian aggression. 

In Washington, D.C., the Ukrainian embassy was also quoted in the same Newsweek report that there are more than 7,000 U.S. citizens who signed up to join Ukraine’s International Legion. 

However, the Ukrainian embassy clarified that not all of these U.S. citizens who signed up are approved and not all of them are going to Ukraine. 

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