Crowds of Ethiopians at the Russian embassy to fight in the Ukraine war
Russia is deploying troops to join the war in Ukraine – reports that many Ethiopians are crowding in front of the Russian embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa. They want to join the war.
Most of those who gathered in front of the embassy on Tuesday to hear rumors were young. News from the BBC.
Meanwhile, the Russian embassy has brought news of disappointment for the enthusiastic Ethiopians, even though Ukraine has rushed to join the war on behalf of Russia. Embassy spokeswoman Maria Chernokhina said no recruitment was taking place in Ethiopia.
“A lot of people are coming to our embassy to show their support for Russia,” he said. Some of them say they are willing to help Russia in any way they can. But we are not a recruiting agency.
According to the report, many Ethiopians willing to join the war on behalf of Russia are coming to the embassy with their personal documents. Some say they have heard rumors that they are being hired at higher wages in Russia.
A young man waiting at the entrance to the Russian embassy in Addis Ababa told the BBC he was looking for a job as a soldier with a good salary or any other job. “I like Russia, too,” he said.