After responding to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s plea for foreign volunteers to help beat Russian invaders; one of the world’s most fearsome snipers is preparing to join the fighting in Ukraine. The marksman, who goes by the moniker ‘Wali,’ is a member of the Royal Canadian 22nd Regiment and has previous combat experience; from participating in the Kandahar theater of the Afghanistan War between 2009 and 2011. In 2015, the 40-year-old decided to fly to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State’s forces. In June 2017, one of his buddies killed an Islamic State terrorist; from a distance of 3,450 meters, or more than two miles.
It has been widely reported that a member of the Royal Canadian 22nd used a McMillan Tac-50 rifle; to fatally shoot an Islamic State terrorist in 2017 from more than two miles away; a ‘world-record’ for the longest ever kill shot. On Saturday, Ukraine’s defiant president Volodymyr Zelensky, put out a plea and appealed; for members of the international armed forces community to fly to Eastern Europe and join the war effort. ‘Wali’, who left behind his wife and one-year-old son; was contacted by a friend who has been helping to arrange ‘neutral humanitarian aid convoys’; into the occupied Donbas region in the south east of Ukraine.
He compared his response to the appeal to join the Ukrainian volunteer troops to that of a firefighter hearing the alarm blaring. After responding to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s plea for foreign volunteers to help beat Russian invaders; Wali responded for support. He was employed as a computer programmer in Canada just a few weeks ago. He’s now ready to engage Russian forces from a remote place in Ukraine, some 4,800 miles away.
Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s president, issued an appeal on Saturday, urging members of the international armed forces community; to fly to Eastern Europe and assist in the war effort. Over 20,000 volunteers from 52 nations have already volunteered to fight Russian invaders in Ukraine; as part of a newly formed worldwide legion.
After arriving in Ukraine with three other former Canadian soldiers on Friday, March 4; he received embraces and handshakes from the local community. However, after traveling farther into Ukraine and witnessing the devastation caused by Russian invaders and artillery barrages, he felt forced to act.
‘When I see a demolished building, I think of the individual who owns it and sees his pension savings go up in flames. I’m going there for humanitarian reasons because there are people here who are suffering because they want to be European and not Russian.’
The veterans’ organization is presently hiding in an abandoned house; and plans to join Ukrainian defense troops as soon as possible. To oppose Russian invaders, Ukraine wants to raise a reserve corps of roughly 10,000 trained officers and more than 120,000 volunteers.