It is known that nine Koreans, including former Captain Lee Geun, are staying in Ukraine, which is in wartime after the Russian invasion.
An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on the 18th that it is understood that nine South Koreans, including former Captain Lee, have entered Ukraine through neighboring countries since the 2nd and have not left the country so far.
Former UDT Captain Lee Geun said that he had departed for Ukraine, which had been invaded by Russia. [Photo = Former Captain Lee Geun SNS ]
The official added that many of them were believed to have entered the country to participate in the foreign military.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that it is trying to confirm the activities of these people and urged them not to enter Ukraine without permission, recognizing that Ukraine is currently in wartime.
Meanwhile, former Captain Lee, a YouTuber from the Navy Special Warfare Group, has revealed on social media that he has departed for Ukraine to participate in the foreign volunteer army.
Since the 13th of last month, all of Ukraine has been designated as a travel ban, and if a Korean citizen enters the country without obtaining an exceptional passport use permission from the government under the Passport Act, he will be subject to criminal punishment. Accordingly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has filed a complaint with the police against Lee for violating the passport law.
The former Captain Lee and the two accompanying Ukrainians have recently returned to Korea, but it has been found that there are other personnel who have entered Ukraine without permission.