Ukrainian journalist Ilya Ponomarenko of Kyiv Independent published a photo on Twitter that captures Czech volunteers fighting in Ukraine against Russian forces. According to Ponomarenko, the photo shows Czechs with weapons in Irpin near Kyiv.
According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, 20,000 people signed up in the first two weeks, but it is not clear how many of them actually arrived in Ukraine.
Czech citizens have military service in a foreign army prohibited by law, and if they want to join it, they must ask the President of the Republic for an exemption.
In the first days after the Russian invasion, hundreds of people interested in serving in Ukraine turned to the presidential office.
At the beginning of March, Czech PM Petr Fiala and President Miloš Zeman announced that people who left the Czech Republic to fight in Ukraine would have guaranteed immunity from prosecution.